Recent Reviews

22.05.2016

15.05.2016

08.05.2016

01.05.2016

24.04.2016

[ More Music Reviews ]


Adramelch: Lights From Oblivion
Adramelch - Lights From Oblivion Review

Adramelch: Lights From Oblivion

Melodic/Progressive Rock/Metal
4.5/5.0

The history of Italy's Adramelch dates to the late 1980's with a seminal progressive metal album Irae Melanox. As is the case with so many bands, Adramelch dissolved after several years. History continues to be sketchy, but it appears they reincarnated in 2004 and then cut Broken History in 2005.

Adramelch Band Photo

Adramelch: only one guy gets sunglasses?

Now they're back with their third effort Lights From Oblivion. The band blurs the line between several genres. This album is equally melodic rock as it is progressive rock, and sometimes it can near prog metal.

What makes Lights From Oblivion so intriguing is the band's ability to put so much music in, generally, short compositions. Most songs clock in at five minutes, but offer lots of variety, intrigue, and excellent musicianship. Notable is the guitar solos and bass work. But that unfairly minimizes the other participants, all of which are extremely talented. The wild card here are the vocals from Vittorio Ballerio. He's a good singer, yet sounds, throughout the album, somewhere between anguished and unsure. Yet, he still fits, and his style grows on you. Go figure.

Trying to pick some favorite tracks here is rather elusive. The music is quite pleasing and entertaining. My favorites: Pain After Pain, Tides of My Soul, Truth Lies, and We March We Fall. Ultimately, Lights From Oblivion is a fine album from a very strong and talented band. Recommended.






In Short

Adramelch' Lights From Oblivion is a very pleasing and entertaining album of progressive rock from a quintet of talented musicians.

Find A Review

Alphabetical Index

a b c d e f g h i j
k l m n o p q r s t
u v w x y z #
Loading
Album of the Week
Click to read the First Signal - One Step Over The Line CD album review

The first incarnation of First Signal featured significant vocalist Harry Hess (Harem Scarem, many others) and the multi-talent musician and producer Dennis Ward. Eerie echoes of the Harem Scarem sound permeated the self-titled album, and fans ate it up. Now Frontiers ... [ Read More ]