Deeply from the Earth
Style: Progressive (Death) Metal
Release date: 28 May, 2012
Playing time: 58:40

This band hails from Spain and can be seen as a new metal product and with the SWOT analysis below you have to judge if it is worth your money.

Strengths: The band tries to fill the gap that Opeth left behind after their "Black Water Park" period. The musicians know how to use their instruments. Combining Porcupine Tree, Dream Theater and Opeth is, if executed well never a punishment. The variety between clean vocals and grunts sounds rather natural. The tracks: "Fading Faces" and "Atlantis Rising" are the better songs on this album. Nice artwork!

Weaknesses: The grunts sound too forced and boring, like Chris Barnes after a good night partying. The clean vocals are rather fragile. The music sounds like an Opeth clone. The songs sound a bit like loose sand, the tempo and rhythm changes are not logical. The atmosphere a band like Opeth created years ago can not be heard on this album. If you compare this album with "Still Life", it is like if you were cycling the Alpe D'Huez against Contador.

Opportunities: They can perhaps oblige Opeth fans that long back to the "Still Life" period. But then they should hire a better grunter and write better arranged and more logical songs on the next album. If they can manage that there could be room for a band like Moonloop.

Threats: The biggest threat is that they will drown and go under immediately without getting the opportunity to even record a second album. With the crisis going on, even the metal fans will get a lot more picky to buy an album. With this 'Deeply from the Earth' they didn't make a real head start and it is the question whether or not the label will support them long enough to write a second album.


01. Awaking Spirals of Time
02. Beginning of the End
03. A Life Divided
04. Fading Faces
05. Strombus
06. Deceiving Time
07. Legacy of Fear
08. Wailing Road
09. Landscape
10. Atlantis Rising

Label: Listenable Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 28 May, 2012