A good promising start describes the debut EP from Italian prog metallers, The Moor. The band was formed by vocalist/guitarist Enrico Longhin and guitarist Davide Carraro (both ex-members of Bleed In Vain). This five song album forecasts a full-length premier later in the year on Lion Music. However, the EP will only be available through digital distribution at the usual suspects, iTunes by example, beginning January 27.
While not overly technical, The Moor offers creative arrangements of classic metal, bits of thrash, and some alternative sounds. You can hear the former in Covered and Before Abigail; the latter modern alt sound in the quite accessible Venice. Strong musicianship is self-evident, especially in the drumming and fret work throughout. Curious is Enrico Longhin' vocal style which almost has a phlegmatic feel. Even more interesting is how he sounds suspiciously like Lemmy Kilmister on Antikythera. Is this how Motorhead would sound if they went prog?
Again, The Moor self-titled debut EP is a welcome and promising entry in the prog metal field.