Believe it or not, this is one of the best albums that has been released this year. Well, so far at least. A solid, powerful and well-structured album, including great Heavy Metal riffs and tunes.
For those who aren’t familiar with Myrath and their music, I should say that they are a Tunisian Progressive Metal band, and their discography consists of 4 studio albums so far. What makes them special and different, is that they are playing Progressive Metal enriched with many elements from Tunisia’s traditional music. Their songs are mostly in English, but there are some exceptions in which they sing in their own language.
Although Progressive Metal was never my cup of tea, I should say that I really enjoy Myrath’s music a lot. I have all their albums, which are almost equally good, with ‘Tales of the Sand’ (2011) being my favorite one.
The album begins with an –unnecessary in my opinion – intro, followed by the Anatolian influenced powerful riffs of ‘Believer’.
Next comes ‘Get your Freedom Back’ which is one of the album’s best tracks (always in my opinion). Killer guitar riffs, fast pace, and excellent vocal skills by Zaher Zorgatti, the band’s singer.
‘Get Your Freedom Back’ is followed by ‘Nobody Lives’ which although is a good song, the lyrics are mostly in Tunisian, so many may find it difficult and unpleasant to listen to. But it includes many nice changes and beautiful guitar.
‘The Needle’ that comes next, is another powerful guitar-driven song, with many changes, nice guitar riffs and a “catchy” refrain.
I am not going to mention each song separately here, because there is no reason to do so. All the songs are good ones, and each one will pick his favorite songs according to his music likings. But just for the record, I will mention my favorite songs, which are: Get your Freedom Back, The Needle, Through Your Eyes, I Want to Die and Endure the Silence.
A very important element in Myrath’s music is without a doubt the band’s excellent singer, who is raising the band at a higher level with his performance, and his very good use of English.
The album includes 11 songs, and has a running time of almost 50 minutes in total.
Highly recommended to the fans of Progressive Metal music, and to all those who can appreciate a “different” album, musically speaking.
My Rating would be 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.
By clicking on the following links you will be able to listen to the songs 'Get Your Freedom Back' and 'Nobody Lives' in order to have a small idea.