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(recenzija) EVANGELION – Revelations or The Spawn of Greed and War

U zadnje vrijeme mi baš nešto švicarski bendovi i projekti pohode dvorac i stvaraju milozvučne muzičke napade pustim i kamenim hodnicima moje grobnice. Jedan od takvih je i Evangelion, koji su nedavno izdali prvi dugosvirajući album nakon četiri e.p.-a. Na ovom albumu imamo 9 pjesama, muzika je melodični black metal koji graniči u čestim slučajevima sa doomom. Isto tako, blastbeatovi i melodični epski riffovi se izmjenjuju sa kričavim i odličnim čistim vokalima, kao u fenomenalnoj Of Mercenaries and Marauders. Da ne bi bilo sve prebrzo imamo doom elemenata, pa skoro i funeral dooma u The Reign of the Prophets. Na ovom opusu se nalaze i tri instrumentala od navedenih devet pjesama koje savršeno služe kao neka vrsta intermezza između priče ispričane sumornim, melodičnim i melankoličnim jezikom švicarskih Alpa. Piano i synth dijelovi su složeni da dodaju skoro old school horror atmosferu u nekim dijelovima podsjećajući me na stare horror filmove. Od ostalih pjesama moram navesti još i odličnu As the Soldiers Leave the Battleground. Još jedan odličan bend i album, moja preporuka.

8/10

(recenzija) Black Jade – Horizons (Black Tower Productions)

Black Jade dolaze iz Švicarske i na sceni su od sada već daleke 1999. Ovo im je deveti dugosvirajući album. Bend je zapravo dijete Naragartha, koji je multi instrumentalist i uz njega, prate ga pjevačice Sarah, Vanessa i Leila, kao i Mark na vokalima i gajdama. Da, dobro ste pročitali, Black Jade svira epic black metal s puno melodije, pagan i atmosferičnih dijelova, piana, sporih i agresivnih dijelova miješanih u jednakom omjeru koji tvore jednu odličnu sintezu zbog koje toliko volimo black metal, Vokali kričavi se odlično igraju sa čistim, više vilenjačkim vokalima pjevačica i pjesme su odlično napisane. Lirikalno, bend se nalazi negdje u fantasy, Tolkien inspiriranim vodama, pjesmama kao što su Orc-hunter, Dragon riders, A Diabolical Night, stvaraju odličnu atmosferu koje se ne bi posramili ni neki uvjetno rečeno veći bendovi na sceni. Ovo je jako dobar album za sve fanove ovakve vrste glazbe.

7,5/10

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Swiss metalcore/progressive/modern-metal five-piece SINEQUANON shared debut full-length album ‘Hope Brings Us Together’ for full streaming on YouTube // Out now on CD & Digital through the main legal platforms.

A couple of weeks after the official release of their debut full-length effort, Swiss metalcore/progressive/modern metal quintet, SINEQUANON also shared the whole record for free streaming on YouTube.

For reminder, the album – featuring and produced by Kris Norris from Darkest Hour, Threat Signal, Scar The Martyr…) – is still available on CD & Digital through Bandcamp and the main legal services (Apple Music, Spotify, iTunes, Tidal…)

SINQUANON is a Swiss metalcore project from Monthey founded in 2018 by Yann Savoini. His music is characterized above all by a balance of nuances. Poetic and sharp, light and furious at the same time, he releases all his sensitivity and his sincerity through strong and committed messages. Multi-instrumentalist, Yann composes and records all instruments. Then add different textures of keyboards and layers of voices that blend together, creating a real cocktail of (un)saturated colors. A surprising travel between radically different atmospheres composed of stormy breakdowns, apocalyptic rhythms and soothing cleans. Everything is enhanced by catchy and groovy choruses with an effective voice performance. Live, Benjamin Haeberli (drums), Johann Seydoux (guitar), Marco Ballerini (guitar) and Alex Jentsch (bass) join the combo to transcribe all the intensity of the compositions on stage. Yann takes the microphone for the occasion and leads the dance. The band is delighted to be on stage at many venues and festivals in Switzerland and all around the world to convey their message, enthusiasm and passion for music. Sinequanon joins AEON Music Management and plans to release the first album in 2021. American producer Kris Norris (formerly Darkest Hour, ex-Scar The Martyrs) joins the project in January 2019 to bring his experience. A solo adventure that started in a bedroom and will grow on roads around the world.