Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Album: Omega Massif - Karpatia

Band: Omega Massif
Album: Karpatia
Label: Denovali Records
Year: 2011

01. Aura
02. Wölfe
03. Ursus Arctos
04. Im Karst
05. Karpatia
06. Steinernes Meer

This is maybe the most awaited (instrumental) metal record of the year. Founded in 2006, Omega Massif quickly seized the attention and interest of listeners from several genres (metal to doom to sludge to instrumental post-rock) through the years – and that’s a result of just 2 records in 5 years: their demo Kalt and the first full length Geisterstadt. Omega Massif are a convincing studio and live band. These aspects and the fact that they have a keen sense of sophisticated song structures are maybe the main reasons why Omega Massif filled bigger venues step by step – while having started with local squat, they have by now played festivals like Roadburn, Hellfest, Swingfest and others!  Their new and second album Karpatia, a result of two years songwriting, again unites the well known calm melodic components with an immense dynamic and dark feeling in the monolithic heavy parts. In contrast to other instrumental bands, Omega Massif invent their own sound and are able to maintain the tension throughout the whole record without the usage of cheap climax ideas.

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