Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Archillusion "Desolate Dreamscape"

Country: USA
Sub GenreProgressive Metal
Release dateNovember 12, 2013
01. Descension
02. Ashes of Apathy
03. Lost My Way
04. Betrayed
05. The Lost Worlds
06. Order of Hate
07. Heal
08. Beginning of the End
09. A Kingdoms Fall
10. A Constellation of Dreams

Aaron Broderick - Vocals
Todd Scow - Guitars, Guitar Synth, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Chris Meller - Fretted and Fretless Bass
Dan Kapusta - Drums

With a sound that is heavily influenced by Nevermore and heavier progressive metal, Archillusion at no point sound like a clone of any other band. That being said, you can hear their influences in the vocals, and the fast and furious guitar riffs.

After the intro track, Descension we get the song Ashes of Apathy. Featuring heavy technical riffs, a melodic section, and a few death growls thrown into the mix, Archillusion throws everything into the mix on the first song. A very heavy yet melodic Lost My Way is next, featuring vocals that remind me of Harry Conklin of Jag Panzer, especially the Mechanized Warfare era. This song features a very cool slower melodic section, where bassist Chris Meller can be heard over the drums, as the guitars play in the background. A stand out track,at nearly seven minutes and twenty five seconds is The Lost Worlds, reminiscent of Nevermore's Dreaming Neon Black era, with multiple layers and melodic yet technical guitar riffs from guitarist and principal songwriter Todd Scow. The song picks up pace, a little more than halfway through, and like the songs before it, it features all the same elements, great musicianship and vocals.
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Ashes of Apathy


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