Diabulus In Musica - Argia


7.9 | 83 votes |
Release date: 15 April 2014
Style: Symphonic metal

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5 want it


01. Et Resurrexit (Libera Me)
02. From The Embers
03. Inner Force
04. Furia De Libertad
05. Maitagarri
06. Sed Diabolus
07. Spoilt Vampire
08. Eternal Breeze
09. Mechanical Ethos
10. Encounter At Chronos' Maze
11. Indigo
12. Healing
13. Horizons

Line-up
Zuberoa Aznárez - vocals, flutes, whistles
Gorka Elso - keyboards, vocals
Alexey Kolygin - guitars
David Carrica - drums
Odei Ochoa - bass

Session musicians
Iñigo Osés - oboe
Zuriñe Mayo - clarinet
Raquel Alvárez - backing vocals
Mónica Aznárez - backing vocals
Isabel Señas - backing vocals
Alejandro Aranda - backing vocals
José Antonio Hoyos - backing vocals

Guest musicians
Ailyn Giménez - vocals
Thomas Vikström - vocals
Ad Sluijter - guitars

Additional info
Producer: Zuberoa Aznárez & Gorka Elso.
Mixing & mastering: Jacob Hansen.
Cover art & photography: Stefan Heilemann & Fernando Lezáun.

Guest review by
ChainOfSorrow
Rating:
7.1
As a huge lover of symphonic metal, I've been curious about Diabulus In Musica ever since they emerged, but the truth is they never really captured much of my attention and Argia proves there's a reason for that.

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published 02.06.2014 | Comments (3)

Staff review by
Ag Fox
Rating:
8.2
Diabulus In Musica seems to be one of those low-key bands that do things in a subtle way. There isn't much gushing or complaining about them, and their latest album had almost slipped by me. Perhaps it's the rather generic sounding band name, most potential listeners would dismiss them and not give them a chance when they actually already have two (TWO!!) much coveted nominations in the annual Metal Storm Awards under their belt.

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published 01.07.2014 | Comments (6)

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24.04.2014 - 20:08
Rating: 10
Symphony Ex
Possibly the greatest symphonic album ever??? A huge epic - powerful, musically complex and original.
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24.04.2014 - 22:56
Rating: 9
Spanishkiller
Their best release by far
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25.04.2014 - 01:19
Rating: 7
raveneffect
When I started "Argia" I didn't knew what to expect since the first songs were just so diferent that I found myself shifting from band to band trying to settle on ONE band for this to be simillar. Nightwish, Within Temptation and Epica are some of the ones that came to my mind and I dont find this negative to compare bands, since its a compliment to say this band is making music that can be compared to these worldwide pillars of the genre.

Some songs just seem too simillar, for example, "From the Embers" and "Inner Force" kind of feel like just one song, since the choruses and reffrains share some key elements. Also, the male gutural voice its just plain horrible, certainly something to improve in the future. Kudos for "Furia de Libertad", nice to see they're incorporating their native language in the music.

Overall, quite enjoyable
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25.04.2014 - 05:14
Rating: 7
laneth
Written by raveneffect on 25.04.2014 at 01:19

Also, the male gutural voice its just plain horrible, certainly something to improve in the future.


I agree completely. I like guttural vocals in symphonic metal, but this guy sounds like the cookie monster, and I can't shake that visualization when I listen to this band...
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25.04.2014 - 11:54
Rating: 8
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
Is this better or worse than their other 2 albums?
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25.04.2014 - 16:58
Rating: 7
raveneffect
Written by M C Vice on 25.04.2014 at 11:54

Is this better or worse than their other 2 albums?


Its the best one they've made, not even close.
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26.04.2014 - 11:54
Rating: 4
BloodJuNkie
The Warchief
Written by Symphony Ex on 24.04.2014 at 20:08

Possibly the greatest symphonic album ever??? A huge epic - powerful, musically complex and original.



You're kidding right?
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02.07.2014 - 21:19
Rating: 6
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by Symphony Ex on 24.04.2014 at 20:08

...musically complex and original.

I'd like to purchase whatever it is you're smoking from your local dealer.

Also, the vocals are woefully weak and feature a saccharine amount of vibrato
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14.07.2014 - 00:28
Rating: 6
Ruchesko
Written by LeKiwi on 02.07.2014 at 21:19

Also, the vocals are woefully weak and feature a saccharine amount of vibrato.

I thought Zuberoa's vocals were one of the few redeeming features. Love or hate the style, that woman can sing.

As for Gorka, well...
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14.07.2014 - 03:12
Rating: 6
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by Ruchesko on 14.07.2014 at 00:28

I thought Zuberoa's vocals were one of the few redeeming features. Love or hate the style, that woman can sing.

As for Gorka, well...

Yes, she can - in one octave
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01.03.2015 - 23:27
Rating: 10
Ismarmlp
The best of 2014
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05.05.2015 - 07:36
ScnD361
Written by LeKiwi on 14.07.2014 at 03:12

Written by Ruchesko on 14.07.2014 at 00:28

I thought Zuberoa's vocals were one of the few redeeming features. Love or hate the style, that woman can sing.

As for Gorka, well...

Yes, she can - in one octave


Do you listen Encounter at Chronos' Maze?, if you don't, do it, in that song she sing in more than one octave xd

PD: or Healing from 4:00
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