Country: Austria
Title: Visions
Label: Art of Propaganda
Year: 2017
Style: Melancholic Black Metal

Wow! I've been listening to this album for the past few days (it is also seriously affecting my review process as I've left many other "on the bench" in the meantime), and because I'm a '90's formed metalhead growing up with bands like Anathema, Paradise Lost, Samael, Katatonia and such, so bands that managed to bring depression and melody in their Extreme Metal craft, I can honestly say this album reached among my all time top, it impressed me so much that I struggled to find faults to it; in the end I did find a fault, actually more like an unfulfilled desire of mine: I would have liked a bit more clear vocals thrown inthere beside the excellent screams and occasional growling vocals. Getting to the music on it I'd say it's a combination of the '90's Melodic Extreme Metal with nowadays' Post Metal, sprayed with some Melancholic and Atmospheric Black Metal and even some Melodic Death Metal and Melodic Alternative Rock elements to make things even more complex and offering. There's everything you need inhere, from slow, heavy rhythms, to mid-tempo, catchy passages, to fast and furious parts to give you goosebumps, classy harmonies built up by at least 2 layers of guitars, a powerful, upfront, metallic bass line, intricate drumming and expressive vocals, all working towards a fantastic end result, one of the best I've heard in this genre lately. No more words, go get it!
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 10/10