Sarah’s Top Release of May 2014
Arkona – Yav
Recommended: Ved’ma, Serbia.
Arkona keeps the bar set high with their seventh album release, Yav. Although still showcasing the sweeping range of vocal talent from front woman Maria Arkhipova, Arkona takes a slightly darker turn down the streets of pagan metal, leaving some of their brighter and folksier tunes behind. A complex and beautiful ode to Slavic culture, Yav provides long-standing pagan metal fans with some serious ear candy and seamlessly continues the rampage of art that Arkona has been delivering since 2002.
For fans of: Primordial, Moonsorrow, Eluveitie.
Rami Rouhana’s Top Release of May 2014
Epica – The Quantum Enigma
Recommended: Omen – The Ghoulish Malady and The Essence of Silence
Somehow an unexpected Album, Epica are back to what first Made Epica! Beautiful symphony mixed with a magical sweet voice and supported by aggressive growls. The music is back to the Progressive Death Metal Epic signature sound, and the tracks are fresh instead of a remake of the past!
As a bonus feature, tracks are released in acoustic and instrumental versions so a 3CDs pack is available.
For fans of: Nightwish, Tristania and After Forever.
Yves Nasrallah’s Top Release of May 2014
Casualties of Cool – Casualties of Cool