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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal • Poland


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ATROPHIA RED SUN are a Polish progressive/ melodic death metal act formed in 1994 in Cracow. The band released their debut full-lenght studio album "Painfull Love..." in 1995 through Croon Records. The musical style on the album was doom metal. The bandīs second full-length studio album "Fears" was released in 1997 by Morbid Noizz Productions. The album featured a change in musical style towards progressive/ melodic death metal. The next six years were troubled times for the band in terms of many lineup changes. Both guitarists and the bassist left the band. All three founding members. With new bassist Grzegorz "Felix" Feliks and LUX OCCULTA guitarist Rafal "Kastor" Kastory now handling all guitars ATROPHIA RED SUN released a couple of promo/ demo releases in 2001 and 2002. Drummer Pawel Wegrzyn was replaced by Milosz "Milo" Likowski in 2003. The band released their third full-length studio album "Twisted Logic" in 2003. ATROPHIA RED SUN have refined their brand of progressive/ melodic death metal on this album and itīs generally hailed as their crowning achivement.

ATROPHIA RED SUN split up in April 2005 but keyboard player Piotr Kopec started to assemble a new lineup in November 2005. ATROPHIA RED SUN now plays music without guitars. Thereīs been no new releases since "Twisted Logic" though. Lead vocalist Adrian Kowanek would join Polish death metal act DECAPITATED but since a near fatal tour bus accident in November 2007 ( where DECAPITATED drummer Witold "Vitek" Kieltyka was killed), he has retired from the music scene, unable to continue because of the severe injuries he received as a result of the accident.

The inclusion of ATROPHIA RED SUN to the Prog Archives database was approved by the Progressive Metal Team.

( Biography written by UMUR)

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Painfull Love...
1995
3.00 | 1 ratings
Fears
1997
3.00 | 6 ratings
Twisted Logic
2003

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Promo 2001
2001
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Demo 2002
2002

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 Twisted Logic by ATROPHIA RED SUN album cover Studio Album, 2003
3.00 | 6 ratings

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Twisted Logic
Atrophia Red Sun Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

Review by UMUR
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3 stars "Twisted Logic" is the 2nd full-length studio album by Polish death metal act Atrophia Red Sun. The album was released through Empire Records in July 2003. Atrophia Red Sun were formed in 1994 and have quite an interesting history, featuring many lineup changes and also changes in music style. They started out playing doom metal, but changed their style to a more progressive/melodic death metal style and finally after initially splitting up in April 2005, a new lineup was assembled in November 2005, playing purely electronic music.

On "Twisted Logic" the band play a technical/progressive death metal style featuring futuristic sounding synth effects that provide the music with a sci-fi atmosphere. The band are very well playing and deliver their performances with conviction. Lead vocalist Covan would later join fellow Polish death metal act Decapitated for the recording of their 4th full- length studio album "Organic Hallucinosis (2006)", but if youīre familiar with his vocal performance on that album, you might be surprised by how he sounds here, as he predominanly sings in a much higher pitched extreme vocal style, compared to his gruff deep growls on "Organic Hallucinosis (2006)". He also growls deeper on "Twisted Logic" though. There are also quite a few spoken parts and a few clean sung parts too. The latter are more odd than pretty though.

"Twisted Logic" is relatively well produced (the clicky bass drums, could have prospered from a more organic sound though) and as a result of the omnipresent spacey synths, itīs quite an atmospheric death metal album. Itīs also relatively original and I canīt mention any specific references (and then again I do hear a couple of references to Swedish technical death metal act Theory in Practice), although Atrophia Red Sun are not completely unique sounding. The material are for the most part pretty intriguing, but not always instantly catchy. Maybe because some tracks are relatively complex and donīt necessarily feature instantly recognisable hooks. Sometimes they just seem to be composed of a lot of intriguing ideas, but not really with an overall structure in mind...

...and thatīs probably the most grave issue with "Twisted Logic" and why Iīm so biased about it. It features a ton of intriguing and adventurous ideas, but the album ultimately isnīt that memorable because of the way the ideas are put together. From a purely technical point of view/from a musician point of view "Twisted Logic" is still a very interesting album though and I guess a 3 - 3.5 star (65%) rating isnīt all wrong.

 Fears by ATROPHIA RED SUN album cover Studio Album, 1997
3.00 | 1 ratings

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Fears
Atrophia Red Sun Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

Review by UMUR
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

— First review of this album —
3 stars "Fears" is the debut full-length studio album by Polish death metal act Atrophia Red Sun (if you donīt count the "Painfull Love...(1995)" cassette tape as their debut. The album was released through Morbid Noizz Productions in 1997. Itīs worth a mention that Atrophia Red Sun was at that point the home of later Decapitated vocalist Adrian "Covan" Kowanek.

The music on the album is melodic death metal. The band feature six members including a keyboard player (who also handles samples) and therefore the music is rather keyboard heavy and at times very atmospheric. Lead guitar themes also play a big role in the music and I actually think there are quite a few influences from an act like Amorphis in the music albeit without the ethnic/folk influence. To my ears "Fears" features a more futuristic sounding atmosphere. I hear quite a few goth/doom/death influences in the music too and acts like Cemetary and Tiamat come to mind there. The vocals alternate between intelligible growling and other less raw vocal styles.

The band are well playing and the sound production is decent. It could definitely have been stronger and more powerful, but itīs only occasionally a distraction. Itīs definitely the weakest link here though. If the sound production was of better quality I would probably have given a 3.5 star (70%) rating, but as it is now a 3 star (60%) rating will do.

Thanks to UMUR for the artist addition.

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