Power of Metal.dk Review

Style: Symphonic Progressive Death Metal
Release date: 28 October, 2013
Playing time: 57:00

Sometimes when there are tons of new stuff to be reviewed and it almost feels like a burden instead of a privilege to review our beloved music, something like Idensity drops by. Then I realize again why I spend so much time writing all those reviews behind my computer. Without this hobby, I would never been put in touch with this band. Being a reviewer gives me the opportunity to get acquainted with new and unknown bands.

This is Idensity's second album and they hail from France. I'm not familiar with their debut album 'Serenity', but if it is in the same style, I'm sure it will also be a must have. There is a lot going on and when I say a lot, I mean a lot. Different styles, from Opeth, Dimmu Borgir, Nevermore, Devin Townsend, Orphaned Land, Myrath, Epica and several other bands can be heard in their songs. Eastern melodies, orchestral parts, choirs, violins, piano intros, angelic female vocals, aggressive grunting, clean singing, spoken parts are all part of their music, but with a heavy base. The album needs a few spins to really flourish, but then you will be lost!

You can check out the video of the song "Sekhmet" here.

Mix Opeth with Dimmu Borgir, Epica and Myrath, add a lot of violins and you have something like Idensity.

01. Chronicles
02. Over the Abyss
03. Sekhmet
04. Mofa
05. The Seven Seals
06. Antikhristos
07. Typhon
08. Islam
09. Annunaki
10. Mantra
11. Loki
Label: Send the Wood
Distribution: Send the Wood
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 25 October, 2013
Website: www.idensity-metal.com