Re: 2018: At The Quarter Pole

Date:2018-04-04 16:30:37
In Reply To:Re: 2018: At The Quarter Pole by DaveG
Barren Earth - A Complex of Cages

I've always half-way liked these guys, but this is going to be their breakout album. They've finally put all of the pieces together. Basically, it's proggy death metal with keyboards way out front and leading the sound. Actually sounds a lot like Swano's Witherscape in terms of general style. Nice mix of classic Opeth, Amorphis, Swano and Ayreon sounds to me. Great all around.
Good call. I'm not sure why, but Witherscape always slips my mind when I'm thinking about this kind of stuff. I thought both of their albums were good, but for whatever reason, they never stick with me for very long.

Between this Barren Earth album, and the new single, I went back and listened to "Under The Red Cloud" again, and I'm surprised how much it's grown on me. I appreciated what it was doing when I first heard it, but it's become better and better since. I'm definitely excited for the new one now.
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