The album is true to form symphonic and progressive metal throughout. Epiclike instrumentals for songs like “Silent Despair” and the overall tone of the album makes you wonder if they have an orchestra behind them the whole time. The drums and guitars harmoniously dance together: Some times waltzing, some times doing the tango, but always in beautiful unison. The solos and riffs on the album are sure to get any head moving, with some great guitar parts that are out of this world. With all the good that comes from Beneath Abyss there is only one negative. The band fails to take symphonic metal to the next level, in other words, it sounds similar to everything else out there; but among other bands in the genre, this one clearly stands out as one of the elites.
Fans of Cealestia, and progressive/symphonic metal in general, flock to the stores for Beneath Abyss. You'll enjoy every second of it. For fans of other genres, this album will be a great purchase for you as well. It's well rounded and plain good fun, just remember its symphonic metal the way it is meant to be: Epic.
Captain's Approval Rating: 8.9/10
Dimi Vintsou Vocals
Nik Palivos Vocals
Vassilis T Guitar
Socrates Papadosifakis Drums
Stelios Varotsakis Bass
Vangelis Evanglou Guitar
Malleus Maleficarum (The Secret Cult)
Gate of Shadows
The Grand Sublimation
Blessing of Tragedy (ft. Bjorn "Speed" Strid from
Beneath Abyss (ft. Andrew Geo from Alterself)
Mi Ultima Vida
Secret Rite (Ft. Markus Freiwald from Sodom)
Lake of Decay
The Rise of the Hidden Nature
Beneath Abyss is released via Inverse Records on February 16, 2016
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