ALBUM DARK VISTAS
LABEL Soulseller Records
OUT Oct 9th, 2020
OUR RATING 80/100
Swedish Death Metal trio FURNACE will release the album “Dark Vistas” on Oct, 9th on Soulseller Records. Dark Vistas is conceptual death metal in a melodic, thrashing and gothic setting.
What if Paradise Lost, Deceased and any Swedish death metal band of choice came together for a full-on storytelling album? Well then you´d have FURNACE´s Dark Vistas.
Comprised of members from Paganizer, Demiurg and Assassins Blade as well as Cult of the Fox and Void Moon, the Swedish band provides an album rich of solutions, which will enjoy different kind of fans, and where the overall view prevails on solo parts.
SUBURBAN NIGHTMARE is the first shot; death vocals with squared and grandiloquent riffing, inside a dark environment; THE OTHER ONES starts with pressing drums, bass lines always strong and with and embracing riff but there’s no shortage of more lilting and thoughtful parts.
More musicality in THE CALLING, while YOG-SOTOTH is darker and with more structure.
94 BLOCH LANE shows a classic texture, except vocals, while TRAPPED! opens with a drum roll is a faster song, almost at times closer to thrash, while A JOURNEY THROUGH DARK VISTAS grows second after second.
They go on with the sound carpet of ESCAPE and FROM THE BLACKEST VOID, maybe a step behind.
Two last shots are the run of EVE OF TRIUMPH and shorter ANOTHER ENDING, which ends in the best way this interesting platter.
MELODIC DEATH METAL... not only..we believe that DARK VISTAS is an album with several solutions which you’ll appreciate!
1 - Suburban Nightmare
2 - The Other Ones
3 - The Calling
4 - Yog-Sothoth (The Key and the Gateway)
5 - 94 Bloch Lane
6 - Trapped!
7 - A Journey through Dark Vistas
8 - Escape
9 - From the Blackest Void
10 - Eve of Triumph
11 - Another Ending
Rogga Johansson GT LV
Peter Svensson BG BV
Lars Demoké DR PERCUSSIONS