members named Obimahan Ismahil (vocals), Hannes Koller (vocals & guitar), Saheid
Al Atmaah (guitar), Radek Karpienko (bass) and Cristoph Grabner (drums) it isn't
easy to guess where they come from. Well this is a band from Austria and they
sing in several kind of languages; German, English, Spanish and French. Clean,
screams and growling vocals are presented on the album and that is not the only
thrash with metal core and melodic death metal parts and power metal influences,
put together in rather well structured songs. For some people it will be too
much, but when you are a bit more open-minded it will give you joy. They refined
the style they played on their 2008 record 'The Healing". Back then I was not
convinced by the album, too chaotic, but I appreciate this one just a bit more.
It is all just better balanced and structured. If you dig Neaera and the modern
metal bands that use clean vocals, you will find enough things you like in
Artas' music. It is not very original, especially the alternation between the
heavy aggressive singing and the cleaner melodic parts we already know from so
many modern metal bands.
The use of
several languages and the nice sounding short edgy thrashy riffs just make the
difference for the band not to booze away in the overwhelming sea of releases.