Vancouver based Antiquus saw the light of day in 2002 and released their
first full length CD in 2005 a self financed album called ‘Ramayana’ it received great reviews from all over the world and Antiquus got to open
shows for Into Eternity, Sonata Arctica and Infernal Majesty.
Later on a deal was penned with Italian label Cruz Del Sur Music.
On ‘Eleutheria’ Antiquus delivers a splendid cross between old-school
US metal and more modern power / progressive metal, the end result
will please listeners of Hades, Helstar, Omen Warlord or Iron Maiden.
There are eight tracks on ‘Eleutheria’ but one track stands above them
all, the eleven minutes (yeah I am a sucker for long epic tunes) long
“I am Alive” every time I listen to it I discover new bits and pieces, this
is the sort of music that almost demands a couch and a set of headphones.
This Canadian five-piece surely knows how to create interesting and catchy
melodies with an epic feeling.
‘Eleutheria’ was recorded at Turtle Studio, engineered by Brad Johnson and
mixed by Larry Anschell (Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains etc.) and mastered by
Goran Finnberg (In Flames, Soilwork etc.), and they have delivered a perfect sound.
Check it out.