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ANUBIS GATE

Anubis Gate

 

Progressive Metal

3.89 | 77 ratings

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sv_godspeed
4 stars i only got into Anubis Gate quite recently, so i had the unusual opportunity of listening to all their albums almost concurrently.

their latest, simply self-titled, held up very well in comparison to the others. they had quite a notable stylistic change between A Perfect Forever (largely straightforward power metal) and Andromeda Unchained (powerful, progressive and layered). it seems they really liked this new style a lot since its stayed pretty much the same through The Detached to this album. i agree, i love the "new" Anubis Gate and don't much care for their first 2 albums.

though bassist Henrik Fevre takes over on vocals, he has a similar voice and style as Jacob Hansen, the previous vocalist, so this gives us some continuity in this area as well.

on the instruments, these guys have always been technically sound, very capable and quite creative in blending together their signature layers. i like the way they gel and you cant really say that any one instrument stands out as dominant.

star songs: The Re-Formation Show, Desiderio Omnibus, Golden Days, River and Circumstanced.

not so good ones: Oh My Precious Life, Telltale Eyes (i only picked these because i'm always tempted to press "skip" on my player when they start, but that may be only because they fall in between absolutely wonderful songs!)

summary: some bands evolve all the time, experiment with new styles and never realize when they've hit their "signature" style, Anubis Gate seems to have avoided that and stuck to what they do best. so when people criticize them for sounding the same as in their previous albums, i say thats a good thing because they are making some terrific music.

sv_godspeed | 4/5 |

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