Official re-release of the debut full-length album by Belarusian Technical Death Metal band.
Among the hordes of Jazz-influenced or just purely all out Brutal Technical Death Metal bands out there, there stands this minority, which bases its unique sound upon the machinations of classical music. Notable bands would include Spawn Of Possession and Obscura, but they're not alone, for Essence Of Datum has recently joined their ranks with the release of their debut "Event Horizon". However, instead of delving into tales of terror or the vast abysses of space, "Event Horizon" will be taking you to a fantasy world (as shown on the album's striking cover art), allowing you to gaze in wonder at the grandiose of the monuments that have been sculpted by nature.
Riffing is highly reminiscent of that guitarist's works on Obscura". Groovy windmill-inducing rhythms are present throughout the whole album, sometimes fluidly converging into soaring melodic lines or even strategically placed fretboard masturbation that adds to the atmosphere instead of throwing the listener off.
Guitarwork truly shines, kicking off with rousing Folk-inspired melodies against nice groovy supporting rhythms.
Basswork is excellent, executing classical-esque counterpoints and always comfortably supporting every melodic line the guitars have to offer.
The drumming however does not really present anything new or interesting, sounding pretty standard in the realm of technical death metal. Still, it succeeds in being highly functional, effectively providing the right grooves to the right melodic lines in order to sustain enough momentum to keep the album moving forward at an extremely comfortable pace.
All in all, this is a fantastic album that stands out from the usual fare of Technical Death Metal. If you are looking for something crushing and brutal, then turn away because you will be disappointed. However, if you are craving for a different brand of Tech Death, this is the album that you're looking for, especially if you are a huge fan of Christian Muenzner!
Technically, musically, Progressively... Instrumental Technical Death Metal sensation, with individual vision of sound, for fans of: Obscura, Pestilence, Death, Cynic and Atheist!!
Lord Of The Sick Recordings, 2013/2015 (LORD-003). Made in Russia. Please note: although the CD is new and has never been played there are light visual shabby on the disc surface (happened during transit) that will not affect the sound quality.
1. Soul Strings Theory 4:34
2. Mixture Of Forms 3:18
3. Wandering Route To Self 2:33
4. Six Waves Of Existence 3:04
5. Duality 2:23
6. I. At The Heart Of Creation 4:15
7. II. Labyrinth Of Broken Mirrors 3:46
8. III. Beyond The Horizon 5:44
Total playing time: 29:37