Polynove-pole : “On the Edge Of the Abyss” Digipack Double CD November 2018 Moon records. Ukrainian Symphonic Black / Death Metal band. Here is a band that has no boundaries and impossible to set into a box style. I had to give a hint on their style but it is not easy. Originally out in November 2017 , the album is now available as a double mate black digipack collector with the album and a live CD.
The album has four songs and an instrumental giving this a beautiful piece of music. Only the last song is in english giving the title of the album. While symphonic is a trend those days in Metal I have given them that style. Although I am not really convinced of that style due to the differences between bands in that genre , I can tell for sure that the lyrical singer is in the classical music style.
What is amazing about this band , is the difference between that magic voice (I love classical music) and the growling voice mix. A kind of two voices in your head between the good and the evil sides of your inner self. Musically it has some nice piano parts and heavy guitars. it ‘s like listening to two bands at the same time. The melancholy vibe goes deep into your feelings yet it has nothing to do with Gothic music.
You are embarked into another world , a dimension of your conscienceless. It is a beauty with that anger stepping aside from time to time. While the language might be a barrier to stop understanding the lyrics, it is not as to rely on the music expression. Polynove-pole is an amazing band that breaks the link of the musical genres. Some will love the mix some will prefer the melodic voice some the growling one… at the end the band is getting the favour of all musicians like and music fans.
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This is a way to discover the universe of Polynove-pole . The set with a booklet with lyrics and photos , also includes an amazing live CD that sounds close to a studio album such it is clean and has little voices from the crowd. I suppose they recorded straight from the mixing desk. The live brings other old songs from their past albums. They have started back in 2008 and made three albums before with each being every year until that last one. The 2009 album is quite long compared to that last album and the first one.
They have many influences from Nightwish, Within Temptation , Dimmu Borgir , Paradise Lost.. and many more. it is melodic heavy slow motion getting deep into your blood. You love it without a doubt. A brilliant band that deserves lots of recognition! They will conquer the world’s heart in a minute 100/100.