Friday, July 17, 2020

IGNEA – THE REALMS OF FIRE AND DEATH (Review by Varg The Mighty )


Ukranian Symphonic Metal band Ignea have recently released their second album (third if you count the instrumental version of the first one), and they offer us a very wide musical style including many subgenres.
The album starts with the previously released single “Queen Dies”, with a folky intro slightly reminiscent of Sepultura quickly washed away by clear female vocals in the style of Lacuna Coil or Evanescence.
The rest of the album continues with the main style being that of Lacuna Coil, but sometimes you get to hear some commercial approach to death metal or a Djent breakdown. This style also gets some influence of Middle-Eastern Folk sometimes, but usually quite slight. They also incorporate some Shred solos, like in “Gods Of Fire”, where a solo mostly based on tapping becomes quite virtuous after a breakdown. There is also a symphonic cover of Eivør’s “I Tokuni” in this album, although I personally prefer the original one.

 
 Review by Varg The Mighty

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