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TALES OF THE SANDS

Myrath

 

Progressive Metal

3.99 | 239 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
4 stars The third album from this, to put it mildly, original sounding Tunisian prog metal band.

Take one large chunk of Arabic folk & popular music and then add it to that frying pan of progressive metal. That is the best label you can put on the music on this album...... and their previous two albums too. Myrath is one of a kind and even more original than Orphaned Land.

The music is most definate prog metal, but the added Arabic and some pomp prog aka Muse gives this album it's very own identity. I don't have a clue about the names of the various strange sounding Arabic instruments here. But the basis is guitars, keyboards, bass, drums and vocals. All of them performed with great skills. There is no doubts the band is excellent in their own right. A bit too close to Muse and Symphony X at times, but the Arabic influences overrules those influences. In short; there is nothing on this planet like Myrath.

I am not a fan of progressive metal by any means. But the quality of this album is great throughout and I cannot argue with that. This band knows how to write and record some great tunes. Like for example Braving The Seas.

In short, this album scores high in both the originality stakes and in the pure quality stakes. It should give the band the breakthrough they really deserves.

4 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |

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