And it came to pass, after five years of touring many parts of the world with Dream Theater, Him, Orphaned Land, and Tarja, to both acclaim and success, Myrath returns with a new album, Legacy. They've never sounded better, more extravagant, more polished, more epic. And to think they wasted their early years being a death metal cover band.
There's several things I want to point out about this album. But, perhaps the most important thing to say at the start is, buy this album. Seriously. Okay. Listen to the video if you must. Or read my feeble words. But, yeah, you should buy this album. It's that good. If you like their past work, you will love this one.
Okay, so now that i've ingratiated myself to the band. Here's what I've got to say.
First off, the orchestration within this album is massive and monumental. Principal arranger and keyboardist Elyes Bouchoucha has out done himself with symphonic blanket that wraps around Myrath's progressive power metal. And within all this granduer you still catch something delicate as his piano. Check out the nuances of Believer, Get Your Freedom Back, and Endure The Storm. The second thing that caught my attention was the abundance of thrilling guitar solos. Within most every song, the explode and blister like rockets. Another thing of note is depth of the vocal arrangements. Zaher Zorgatti is an exceptional singer, but wrapped in the background vocals, the vocal arrangements become a significant element to the sound. Finally, in the very best sense, Legacy has to be Myrath most accessible and pedestrian album to date. Whether by flaming symphonic flare, hooks in arrangements, or catchy crafty lyrics, these tunes pull you in with another thing, plain catchy groove. Progressive metal can sometimes be elusive thanks obtuse technicality. Not in this case. Myrath's symphonic progressive power metal rocks. Put this on the short list for best prog metal album of the year. Nuff said. Now go buy the album. Quite recommended.
Myrath's symphonic progressive power metal rocks. Put this on the short list for best prog metal album of the year. Nuff said. Now go buy the album. Quite recommended.
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