Ashes of Ares. iBeholder: Ashes of Ares 2019-02-25

Ashes of Ares Rating: 8,6/10 1826 reviews

iBeholder: Ashes of Ares

Ashes of Ares

Van returns here but as a guest rather than a full time member. Rock Of Angels Records Date of Release: 9 November 2018 Tom Englund, Jonas Renkse, Silvio Massaro and Daniel Estrin. But music will see me through! As a concluding track for the trilogy this works very well as it finishes the story. Sci-fi and metal go together really well just ask Blaze Bayley and this is a great example of how evocative the imagery can be. His performance is fantastic and he showcases a lot of his trademark off kilter rhythms and polyrhythms as well as a killer sound. Musically, this is close to Iced Earth- and may be an acquired taste for some. So good to see Matt Barlow back in the saddle.

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iBeholder: Ashes of Ares

Ashes of Ares

I got the impression that they put a lot into these three tracks to make them hang together and progress almost as if the three tracks were one piece. It certainly works as the first part of the trilogy it forms with the following two tracks. Van Williams has provided his drumming abilities again but is sadly no longer a full-time member due to his commitments elsewhere. . To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment the arrow is invisible until you roll over it and select the appropriate action.


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The Sludgelord: ALBUM REVIEW: Ashes of Ares, “Well of Souls”

Ashes of Ares

This song provides the dynamic range required for an album of this scope and scale. A similar refrain repeats throughout, but each time there is more there until it reaches a beautiful crescendo before slowly fading away, those layered vocals showing just how effective they can be when paired with the cracking musicianship of the rest of the band. A good choice all round. I will definitely try, although my head is still a mess. Hopefully that will change from now on. Similar to their Alma mater, this marks the start of a trilogy of songs which link together and form a story arc based around the album's title. Get in touch using the same address above We will consider bands from any genre but exclusively stoner, sludge, doom, psych, post-metal, experimental, black-metal etc.

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Ashes Of Ares

Ashes of Ares

The sound and production is perhaps more epic than the first record- definite prog influences and elements abound. From there, the track rips a hole in your speakers with a forceful riff, urgent rhythmic interplay and a towering, assured performance from Matt Barlow. The band's 2013 debut saw the band as a confirmed trio with Van Williams Nevermore on drums. We thought it appropriate for an album of this depth and complexity to bring some discussion into the mix. At times, Barlow's raucous shrieks manifest behind his gruff fronts i.

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The Sludgelord: ALBUM REVIEW: Ashes of Ares, “Well of Souls”

Ashes of Ares

Banda: Ashes of Ares Origem: Estados Unidos País: Estados Unidos Gênero s : Power Metal Período: 2012 - Atualmente Ashes of Ares is an American power metal band featuring ex-Iced Earth members Matt Barlow on vocals and Freddie Vidales on guitar. This record is sure to be one of the best metal releases of this year. This one is a slow builder — the first minute and fourty-five seconds act as a perfectly menacing prelude to the sonically rich main feature. In October 2018 the band has released its second album. The delivery is serious and no tongues are in cheeks here. I like this track a lot- it is heavy metal in a very advanced form. That's not to be flippant either: Matt Barlow may just be the best heavy metal vocalist alive.

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Ashes Of Ares

Ashes of Ares

To refer to this song as a ballad is a little misleading as it builds as it develops to the point where only the central melody -which is marvellous by the way — is recognisable from the opening section as the riffs are exclusively distorted and Matt Barlow lets out some impassioned screams along the way. But it is his rich, deep mid-range that I find most appealing and irresistible. On February 13, 2017, the band announced drummer Williams had left the band he co-founded. The album was released on September 6, 2013. However, despite broadly the same personnel this time around, the same criticisms cannot be levelled at album number two. They don't sound like anyone else.

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The Sludgelord: ALBUM REVIEW: Ashes of Ares, “Well of Souls”

Ashes of Ares

By that, I mean that you just know that Matt is putting everything into his performance, lacing the music with heart, soul and passion. Author: Ray Van Horn, Jr. Is it a nice tribute? The drums sound incredible and you can hear the echo of the toms and so on. This one could be an example of how to get the genre just right. I like the drums of Williams as he sounds like no one else- a really technical and individual player. This is an absolute stand out on an album of wall-to-wall quality. I appreciate that both musicians have other commitments to juggle, but to deny the metal world more of this kind of quality music would be a travesty.

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Ashes Of Ares

Ashes of Ares

It's not out of place exactly, but it never could have been included in the main track list. It's supposed to be serious and seriously bombastic. For me, this is a different side to the band and one that gives the album more dynamic range. It previously included drummer Van Williams formerly of the band Nevermore. For me, one of the cool things about the debut was that the band didn't just deliver ten identikit tracks and they instead covered a fair bit of ground. We can only hope for live shows and await with interest who will fill out the live line up.

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Ashes Of Ares

Ashes of Ares

Plus, at all times, you feel it. This album is for all fans of true heavy metal. On June 2012, Barlow announced on his Facebook page the creation of a new band with former Iced Earth bassist Freddie Vidales and Nevermore drummer Van Williams. Ashes of Ares , for those unaware, is the band formed by Iced Earth alumni Matt Barlow and Freddie Vidales. Having it reprised and stripped to a splintered poignancy on the acoustic version reveals even profounder soul.

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iBeholder: Ashes of Ares

Ashes of Ares

Again, musically it would fit right into the debut but as the central track in a linked trilogy it has to fit with this musical suite. I've run out of superlatives to describe the musicianship on display here. Barlow's vocals are as soaring as ever and he seems to utilise the layering recording technique that he used on some of Iced Earth albums to great effect. Every bit of light and shade that could be expected from a concept album can be found across roughly 15 minutes of music and it is done masterfully. His range, emotive power and delivery are just awe inspiring. I adore his voice, which has an incredible range, from lung-busting high notes, to more sensitive restrained tones. Riffs, time changes, multi tracked vocals and a theme that is as universal as it is terrifying.


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