It is time for
Anubis Gate to show where the band stands
now, and after three albums raging from mediocre to very good, they have once
more taken a step forward. If you liked their 2007 album 'Andromeda Unchained'
then you will immediately recognize the style, just a tad better in every aspect
of the game.
Guitarist Kim Olesen has
written the majority of the songs, most of them together with his axe-partner
Jesper M. Jensen. 'The Detached' is a concept album based on a story by Martin
Rauff, put to words by bass player Henrik Fevre, telling the story about Bilao,
who belongs to a special kind of humans called The Detached.
World acclaimed producer
Jacob Hansen is as you might know the vocalist in
and he puts his stamp firmly on this album with his high-pitched voice, and his
contribution both as a producer and vocalist is taking this album to a higher
level. The production is powerful, clear and well balanced giving the powerful
and well constructed songs just the right amount of everything.
get turned off by the
awful artwork because behind the ugly surface lies one the best progressive
(power) metal albums in some time, an album with the depths and intensity to
withhold most attacks, and do take notice because
has made huge strides forward this time, and made an awesome album.
Still not convinced? Then I
suggest you put on track 10: "Options - Going Nowhere", a song that captures the
essence of Anubis Gate
to perfection. A brilliant song that allows everyone to shine, just listen to
the awesome bass-lines towards the end of the song.