a galaxy not far from those of In Flames and Hatesphere, there is
a planet called Maroon.
as hell, full of nice tempo shifts and ready to smack out a
blastbeat here and there, the German five-piece lash out at you,
only to interrupt the brutal battery with an acoustic piece, a
cameo appearance by Mercenary’s Mikkel Sandager or just a
hell-bent break. And then there’s that wonderful, wonderful
instrumental piece, “The Omega Suite Pt. II”, that has one or
two riffs that are just to die for.
Hansen’s production and mixing is somewhere near perfect, and I
think miles better than what he did with e.g. Hatesphere. The
sound is just perfect for this music. Perhaps In Flames should
travel to Hansen Studios the next time, eh?
Maroon kick a serious round of butt with this album, and you
don’t get bored one second.
try this at home!