If I look at the ratings given to new albums on our site in September, it is the
month with the best albums released in the history of powerofmetal.dk. Over 14 albums with ratings of 90 points and higher.... This month there are albums
others Sanctuary, Scar Symmetry and Exodus on the display
and all three are at least equil and some even better in my opinion to the
albums given over 90 points. What rating should I give them to attract your
This is the sixth album by this band and the third with both singing members Lars
Palmqvist and Roberth Karlsson. The band expanded the progressive influences in
their music more and the refrains sound more melodic and catchy than ever before.
The contrast between the low grunts and the clean singing is bigger than ever
and that can be said about the heavy and melodic parts also. A good
example of that is the track "Limits fo Infinity" where clean almost poppy
refrains are varied with aggressive heavy parts. You could probably say that the
music sounds a little less death and a bit more metal. But before that a short intro
with the name "The Shape of Things to Come" opens the album with a very melodic
singing piece reminding me of the band Shadow Gallery. A song like "Limits to
Infinity" is very catchy and perhaps a little too happy sounding for the death
metal fanatics. Luckily the very low grunts of Roberth Karlsson see to it that
is still sounds very heavy.
Per Nilsson succeeded once again in writing some very good songs, which makes the
longer tracks very attractive. The new album is a rather logical follow up to
their 2011 album "The Unseen Empire", but sounds even more progressive. The
clean singing never sounded better and the balance between melody and heavy
parts is almost executed to perfection. This album is the first of a trilogy
with a concept story about planting technology in the human body. If I need to
make a remark about the album, it is that there are only 6 real songs. The
instrumental "Children of the Integrated Circuit" might add something to the
concept story, but I would rather have heard one or two songs more. Fortunately
the band ends the album with the over 10 minutes song "Technocalypitic
Cybergeddon" which compensates a lot.
If the next two albums are at least the same quality I will be looking out for
them with anticipation.