Country: France
Title: Rise of Apophis
Label: M & O Music
Year: 2021
Style: Groove Metal

Hailing from Marseille, France, this quartet presents here their second full-length album, an almost 20 minutes (4 tracks) shorter material than their debut but still clocking almost 40 minutes in length. We're treated with a modern type of Groove Metal that at (most) times reminding Slipknot, but with quite a lot of versatility bringing in influences from a lot of areas mainly from Modern Death Metal. The result is a violent and heavy music with less catchy passages than such music requires, but professionally produced and executed, one can feel the band has experience together and they are playing exactly what they intended to. Some tracks are better than others and probably Night and Day is the strongest of them all, but all in all we get an album that won't pass the test of time, it doesn't have enough original or impressive material to stand out from the crowd. Probably the band is way more powerful when playing live than on recordings and in that case they should really do whatever to tour as much as possible. Ok but not enough.
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 6/10