Monday, June 8, 2015

Ambrotype "The Revelations"

Country: Syria
Genre(s)Progressive Rock/Metal
Release dateJune 8, 2015
  1. Wretch - 5:22
  2. Crown of Thorns - 9:03
  3. Cry Me a Black Tear (Elegy for My Brother) - 5:03
  4. I Am the Beast - 11:06
  5. Your Vivid Soul - 7:13
  6. The Ambrotype - 10:49
  7. My Nightmare Chamber - 7:38
  8. Hymn - 4:57
  9. Illusion of Grace - 6:59
Adel Saflou - Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keys
Rafi Fakes - Drum processing
Jawdat Al-Atasi, Rafi Fakes, Rudi Messiah - Guitars

The intro track of the album ‘Wretch’ introduced a gloomy and mysterious atmosphere with just the acoustics and synths in motion. Add the distorted radio like vocals and you have a really good vibe coming out of the song. It reminded me of Antimatter's work a lot. Then ‘Crown Of Thorns’ started and it pretty much never looked back. Those were some real progressive metal riffs! The variation of the notes was undeniably genius. The moods changed throughout the song a lot. As I was listening to this song and pretty much every other song in the entire album, I couldn't help but to feel like the music is highly influenced by Opeth and Steven Wilson. The acoustic passages, the solos, the growls. It all fits.
 Read the full review by Ahmed D. Essam at rockeramagazine.com



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