Antiquus - Eleutheria

7.5 | 2 votes |
Release date: 2007
Style: Progressive metal


2 have it

01. Part I - O Captain, My Captain
02. Part II - Eleutheria
03. Part III - Meta Incognita
04. Part IV - Redemption
05. Part V - I Am Alive
06. Part VI - Leaves Of Grass
07. Mechanismo
08. KT Event

Additional info
Progressive Metal
Label: Cruz Del Sur Music
Canada: 2006
Length: 54:23

Line-Up on the CD:
Vocals: Jesse White
Guitars: Trevor Leonard
Guitars: Geoff Way
Bass: Scott Unger
Drums: Andrew Bak

Staff review by
Canada has repeatedly proved to be a fertile land for technically accomplished Metal bands - think of Triumph, Rush, Helix, Cryptopsy, Anvil and others. In spite of this, "Eleutheria" - my first taste of Antiquus - still managed to surprise, arouse and actually blow me away.

Although labelling music genres remains a futile exercise, uninitiated readers would understandably want to know what the band sounds like. So I'll say the style we have here draws in varying measures from Progressive Rock, Power Metal and Neo-classical Metal. Think of Slough Feg, Y&T, Virgin Steele and Kamelot. More specifically songs include the excellently written epic 'Redemption' to the dual acoustic magic of 'Meta Incognita' to 'Mecanismo' which bows out in style with a fast but precise rhythmic crescendo and whose abrupt halt leaves you wanting for more. The album's hightlight, however, must be 'I Am Alive' which is an epitome of first-rate songwriting, not to mention a minefield of impressive neo-classical guitar solos. Never before has an 11-minute + song sounded so intense.

published 16.10.2007 | Comments (2)

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