Azeroth : “Beyond Chaos” Digipack CD & Digital 18th May 2018 Self Released. Argentina Power Metal band. Fourth album of this amazing outlet mixing tunes from Thrash Metal and Black Metal as Heavy speed tunes giving them a special sound that no-one has.
They sent me their album a while ago but the bio was in their language so I couldn’t really make a review until a lady Paula Andersen sent me the bio in English helping me getting this awesome album to be reviewed and shared to the world.
Started in the mid nineties, the band made two strong releases before getting line up issues, their third album was released in 2010 and it’s only in 2016 after the bass player (Fernando Ricciardulli ) found new bloods to join forces to keep up this brilliant band , the new line up worked on this masterpiece that became the fourth album of the band.
Finally released eight years after the third album getting Azeroth and a new and fresh sound. The new line up composed of Ignacio Rodriguez (Vocals and Guitars), Daniel Esquivel (Drums), Leonardo Miceli (Keyboards) and Pablo Gamarra (Guitars) made one of the most powerful album to come bringing a new life to this formation.
This can prove that when a musician has the will he founds the way to get his band and music going getting strength to conquer the world! I leave you the pleasure to hear this song that will kicks your butt to buy this masterpiece :
An album composed of eleven tracks going to very powerful to very emotional feels is a strong piece to own. Influences ranging from Dimmu Borgir for the fast tempos and keyboards, to Seventh Thorns, melodies from Iron Maiden, Iced Earth, Helloween (Seven keys), Primal Fear, Sinner, Symphony X…The last song “Prelude to oblivion” is a cover version from the Brazilian band Viper .
For sure it brings some great memories of late nineties as late eighties , all mixed well to complete a masterpiece of power and love. Not to mention the awesome cover artwork that fires up the whole explosion of those amazing compositions, and the solos reminding some shredders. A great album that will leave a trace in the Metal world for sure 100/100.