Friday, April 26, 2019

Avandra "Descender"

Country: Puerto Rico
Genre(s): Progressive Metal/Rock
Label: Blood Music
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 26, 2019
1. Beyond The Threshold: Part 1 – Helios Awakens (6:20)
2. Beyond The Threshold: Part 2 – Helios Descends (6:09)
3. A Decision Must Be Made (6:01)
4. The Narrowing Of Meaning (11:06)
5. Even//You (4:43)
6. Adder's Bite (13:13)
7. Derelict Minds (7:20)
8. Q.E. (4:20)

Total Time 59:12

Christian Ayala Cruz: Voice, Guitars, Synths
Luis Javier Rivera Guilbot: Guitars
Adrián Arroyo Schuck: Drums
Gabriel Alejandro Rodríguez Martínez: Bass Guitar
Christopher De León Jones: First solo (2)
Richard Henshall (Haken): Second solo (4)
Israel Romero Pérez: Solo (5)
Kevin Moore (Ex-Dream Theater, Chroma Key, OSI): Keyboard solo (7)
Daniel Schwartz (Astronoid): Percussion programming (8)

Thankfully more and more of the new "progressive metal bands" are looking back into the history of the genre to find inspiration. This newish band from Puerto Rico is one such example. There is a certain djenty and post-rocky vibe to some of their rhythms and guitar playing but it is mixed with that melodic sense of songwriting that prioritises memorable hooks and choruses. 
Read the full review by Andy Read at dprp.net

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