I have three words for this album: Classic Mark Jansen – this production is a beautifully brutal demand to change the world. MAYAN’s new album is stronger than their debut and shows a steady development of the band, while maintaining their style. As expected, the top-notch singers do an impressive job and this time the different voices seem to fit the role they play in the dramatic narrative much better.
A beautifully brutal demand to change the world.
Wild riffs, harmonic orchestral arrangements and harsh screams combined with amazing clean vocals illustrate strong political views on modern topics, such as the worldwide violation of privacy. But that was old news, we heard hat in the debut album already. Nice new elements in “Antagonise” are Marcela Bovio’s contribution, including a spoken passage in her native language Spanish, and Laura Macri’s ballad in her native Italian “Insano”.
I personnaly will listen to this album more often that to their first one. Absolute must-hears: ‘Redemption – The Democracy Illusion’ and ‘Bloodline Forfeit’.
01. Bloodline Forfeit
02. Burn Your Witches
03. Redemption – The Democracy Illusion
04. Paladins of Deceit – National Security Extremism part 1
05. Lone Wolf
06. Devil In Disguise
08. Human Sacrifice
09. Enemies Of Freedom
10. Capital Punishment
11. Faceless Spies – National Security Extremism part 2
Mark Jansen – Grunts & screams
Henning Basse – Vocals
Laura Macri – Soprano
Jack Driessen – Keys
Frank Schiphorst – Guitars
Rob van der Loo – Bass
Ariën van Weesenbeek – Drums