metal must be innovative, intelligent and experimental at the same time. You
should be challenged by the song structures and soundscapes the band is creating
and the deliverance should be flawless.
Enochian Theory embodies all of these virtues and their debut album offers
one of the most colourful and versatile melting pots I've heard for some time,
the references are many and widespread and present the listener with a
sterner test to take it all in. So many
bands rear their ugly heads throughout this eventful journey called; 'Evolution:
Creatio Ex Nihilio'. The variety of influences is an impressive one alone:
A Perfect Circle, Porcupine Tree, Opeth, Katatonia, Pink Floyd and Pain
of Salvation are all thrown into the mix and then some...
they are painting is abstract, obscure and profound, creating a piece of art
that has a lot more to offer than meets the eye. Looking deeper and harder at
the artefact you will discover all the finer details as well as the lines
painted with the big brush, and the beauty is often hidden in the delicate
balance between the obstreperous parts and the tranquil parts.
Beauty is in
the eye of the beholder, and this one you have to go back to over and over to
discover all the layers and find the deeper meaning behind it all. Some of the
brushstrokes are not done with perfection just yet, and there is still work cut
out for Enochian Theory; the fundamentals are in place, now they have to
work on the characteristics, so that they can distinguish themselves even more
from the masses.