viernes, febrero 19, 2010

Surprises 2009: Elegy - A Voice Will Call

Band: Elegy
Album: A Voice Will Call (first album)
Genre: Melodic Death-Power Metal
Country: Germany

First named Elegy, and afterwards re-named as Riddare Av Koden, this band from South Africa (!!) plays melodic death metal that sometimes could be confused with power metal if there wasn't any vocals. So, what we have here is a young band with several influences from the scandinavian way of melodeath, sometimes more gothenburg, many other times like finnish melodeath with that kind of melancholic feeling. Vocal work is fine, there are almost no clean vocals, which is strange nowadays in new bands playing melodeath, as well as the fact of not having keyboards. Guitar players are also good, it's clear they are young but talented, the only bad thing I could say it's about the sound that could be better. Even you can notice that there are some songs that seem to be recorded in different studios!
These guys have listened a lot to old Children of Bodom, In Flames, Kalmah, Ensiferum, Eternal Tears of Sorrow and so on and they show it without prejudices but also creating an own way of making songs.
Interesting debut album.

1. Elegy / 05:18
2. Priory / 04:37
3. Esoteric Visions / 03:20
4. The Black Rider / 05:33
5. Time Distilled / 02:52
6. Forsake Not / 03:22
7. Impure / 03:42
8. Ad Nauseum / 04:36
9. Sacred / 04:23
10. A Voice Will Call / 05:01

Total playing time 42:44


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