A romantic image : when the bad weather arrives at the sea ..an electric guitar for a few seconds announces the lightning ..the piano describes the waves that are shaking more and more.. and a classic guitar the poetry of the moment.
Brilliant!!!!! Exile is hardcore punk with a classic rock sensibility, the three part movement, Vial, written for the horror comedy film of the same name, is challenging yet there's always something new to hear in it. The opener is dark electronica, kind of like 60s horror music with some really heavy drums, this is followed by the grunge prog of the main theme which then goes into Djent metal with buzz saw guitars, then gothic doom rock, ending with a really chilled out latin rock vibe. The final segment is just pure metal, really exhilarating. There is plenty on this album for the open minded music listener.
This is a fantastic album. It starts off with the pulse pounding rhythms of Simulation, possibly the grandest thing I've heard since Armenian Space Station. Don't be fooled by the opening 3 minutes, it morphs into an epic prog rock masterpiece replete with polyrhythms, sonic speed guitar solos and multi layered vocal choirs. This is followed by Hell Haven which to be honest is a perfect pop song yet weird and quirky enough to make it interesting, the Goldfrapp-esque synths are a highlight. It hovers with a nervous, dark energy and excitement. Other notable songs include Gorgon of Zola, (starts off as a wistful ballad before transforming into an epic space opera of a song), Wyvern Witch (pure metal fury with a badass riff, polymetrical timings and a proggy Opeth like interludes), Winter Incarnate (an ornate fusion of Spaghetti western music, crooning, medieval folk and Black Metal no less!) and River of Stars, arguably a retro synth wave tune which recalls the closing credits music to David Lynch's Blue Velvet. Also, Neurotic Insomniac, groundbreaking use of 'cat guitar' (you'll know it when you hear it!), so many different styles in one song yet so complete at the same time, this one is probably my favourite track, it ends with a really laid back extended jam. If you want something different to the usual restrictive pop music that's come to define our era, then check this diamond in the rough out.