45 minutes of fast, strong metal – with influences from all over the (Melodic) Metal spectrum.
GONE IN APRIL: Metalcore meets Opera Metal.
“Threads Of Existence” is the name of the second album by GONE IN APRIL, a metal band from Knoxville, Tennessee – with a female singer. The record starts with a very cinematic, orchestral opening track, which then makes way to songs with catchy choruses on melodic riffs and intense drums. The band’s unmistakable influences come from Power Metal and Speed Metal with Symphonic touches, like the orchestration and choirs. To me personally, it sounds kind of Metalcore-ish.
The contrast between a clean, melodic female voice and a harsh, growling male voice are certainly nothing new to this genre, however, in this case it seems to fit well to the band’s music. Julie Bélanger Roy‘s vocals are very airy and operatic when interpreting higher notes and have a seductive clarity in the lower passages, which I prefer. I’d enjoy her natural alto voice more than the attempts to go high and operatic, as do a lot of other bands already.
Highlights on “Threads Of Existence” are definitely ‘Our Future Line’ and ‘Remember the Days’. When you’ve listened to those two tracks, you’ve already heard all the album has to offer.
“Threads Of Existence” Tracklist:
- Dawn of Time
- The Curtain Will Rise
- Our Future Line
- Remember the Days
- As Hope Welcomes Death
- Embracing the Light
- A Million Souls Gather
- The Great Contemplation
- The Will to End a Life
Check out their video for ‘The Curtain Will Rise’.
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