Cyprus Progressive Metal musician JOAKEM released his
debut album «Mind Matter». The album was recorded/mixed by Chris Charalambides
at "Soundscape Studios" and mastered by Alex Psaroudakis at
"Alex Psaroudakis Mastering" in New York. Musically the album is a
blend of complex melodies and time signatures, heavy synth sounds, aggressive
guitars, intricate drum patterns and a blend of different vocal techniques.
JOAKEM is a solo project of Stelios Ioakim. He gained
international publicity after being the finalist of "The Voice" of
Greece, taking second place. In February of 2018 he released his first solo
work, the progressive rock single called “The Path” followed by his second
single released in November 2018 titled “Generation Z”.
WARTHORN come from Salonica, Greece. A super dynamic
death /thrash four piece band delivering the Scandinavian way of this genre. This
is WARTHORN’s first full album after a CDR in 2016 that later was released on
tape also (2017).
Russian Progressive Death Metal band SKYGLOW released
their debut album «Thousand Years of Terror». The album was recorded in
"AVSound Records" and mixed/mastered at "TsunTsun
Productions" by Alexander Borovykh.
SKYGLOW was formed in 2016 at Moscow, Russia as a
musical project of the composer and vocalist Alexander Mokin. In 2017 Sergey
Stepanenko (guitar/bass) joined the band and the record process of the album
has begun. Drums were recorded by Dmitry Kim (Morton, Jinjer).
"Ο δρόμος της δόξας" είναι ένα βιβλίο που είχα αγοράσει στην ηλικία των 11 - 12 χρονών. Φανατικός λάτρης της επιστημονικής φαντασίας και διψούσα να διαβάζω για περιπέτειες στο διάστημα. Ενώ, λοιπόν, ξεκίνησα να το διαβάζω, δεν το τελείωσα ποτέ και και κατόπιν το έχασα. Παρ' όλα αυτά πάντα το είχα στο νου μου. Τον Δεκέμβρη, λοιπόν, που μας πέρασε είχα την χαρά να το βρω σε βιβλιοπωλείο μεταχειρισμένων βιβλίων και το αγόρασα αμέσως. Κι επιτέλους, χαίρομαι, που κατάφερα να τελειώσω αυτό που είχα αρχίσει παιδί.
This is what a melodic death album should sound like.
With precision in the songwriting, a solid production quality, insane vocals,
and uncompromising way of each composition. The songs are chaotic, but well
played out guitar/drum-wise. Each instrument was mixing with exactitude. I
really enjoyed this album over their latest because everything on the
production fit in. The melodies were catchy and uncompromising. The leads are superb
and done immaculately. There's no letting up on the intensity of this album.
It's in your face melodic death. The vocals taking right form both in low and
screaming tones. The latter more so.