Release date: 18 February 2011
Style: Melodic death metal

Rating:

7.6 | 22 votes

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01. Neath (The Shadow Of The Monolith)
02. Winds Of Change
03. Unscathed
04. Common Enemy
05. Face Of Vengeance
06. Societies Of Steel
07. Sealed In Fate
08. For All It's Worth
09. A Thousand Times
10. Grin Of Madness

Review

Guest review by
Evican

Rating:
7.0
This is the debut release for young Melbourne band Orpheus. However you wouldn't hastily jump to that conclusion after giving the first track a whirl, as this band has effectively grasped the Euro Melodic Death Metal sound with great ease and high expectation.

The album features everything you've come to expect from melodic death metal: thick-walled guitars, crushing bass and complimenting keyboard melodies. You'll find that unlike a number of melodic death metal bands that use keyboards, Orpheus don't have them in your face and above the guitars in the mix, they are in the background but still defined, a lot of the time used as a decorative filler during a short break in a guitar riff. As many metal fans believe that keyboards have no place in metal (largely because a great number of bands just don't use them properly), Orpheus has found the happy medium and it is definitely a noticeable attribute to this album and their talents as musicians and songwriters. (And sometimes, less is just more!)

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published 16.03.2011 | Comments (1)

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CHEF METALHEAD - 17.03.2011 at 01:03  
  Great band, but they need to tone down on the keys....
Evican - 17.03.2011 at 01:06  
Rating: 7 Compared a lot of bands, I didn't find the keys to be over-bearing.

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