Country: Spain
Title: Latent
Label: Great Dane Records
Year: 2018
Style: Progressive Death Metal

Damn, I've never heard of this band before although they've been around since 2001 and this is their third full-length album, the first two being released on a high reputation label as Xtreem Music; with this third album they seem to have made an important change by switching to Great Dane. Progressive Death Metal is the name of the game here, obviously heavily inspired by teh Death legacy, but also incorporating plenty of modern structures and ideas within their compositions Unreal Overflows delivers some carefully crafted and assembled tracks defined by methodically alternated rhythms (plenty of changes that will blow your mind), intricate and expressive guitar work, a fantastic bass line that breathes life by itself in this music, and last but not least what seems to be a drum-program but one that sound astonishing, absolutely spot on, and although I have a big problem with programmed drums all the time, in this case I love them, they sound so warm and somehow human-made, that I have no bad comments whatsoever. The band's only weak point from my point of view are the vocals, very linear and way too abrasive and sharp for this silky smooth kind of Extreme Metal (this expression sounds awful, I know, but once you'll listen to what these guys do on their instruments you'll get it). All in all this is a not to be missed material, especially of you're a Death fanatic.
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 8/10