Δευτέρα, 18 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017

FROM THE DUST RETURNED – Homecoming EP Review




FROM THE DUST RETURNED – Homecoming EP
Sliptrick Records
All good things start as an idea, but to materialize this idea and make it happen requires talented musicians to be found and of course to be determined. I think that talent and determination is what made this EP possible for us to listen to. FROM THE DUST RETURNED was an idea of Alex De Angelis (vocals, guitars) in 2015 which he managed to realize after a change of line-ups. Actually the band managed to find a stable line –up during the recording of its debut album. The problems continued when the recordings of this EP were lost and the band decided to re – record it in a new studio. So after so many line–up changes and misfortune which the band’s determination surpassed I have in my hands their lost EP.

It is really hard in our days to find a band that can sound original or to make you feel they make things differently from other groups of the same genre. This is how I felt when I listened to the first tunes of the “Homecoming” EP. I had the sense that I was listening to something familiar yet given in a very fresh and original way. 

Musically the band moves on the progressive metal/rock path and actually they balance very well between these 2 genres and the passage from the one to the other comes very naturally. Their sound has a strong 70’s rock and metal touch with some intense psychedelic – space rock elements that reminded me a bit of HAWKWIND. Also they use clear and harsh vocals that give to their songs a dramatic touch which fit with their lyrics that have an emotional and existential orientation.

“Homecoming” introduces us to a band that transcends the boundaries of a specific genre and having as guide their imagination offer us an album that has variety and above all sounds original and inspired. I know that it is not an easy listening, but it is a release that will pay you back especially if you search for something fresh in the progressive metal scene.


Nick “Verkaim” Parastatidis

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