Roundtable Review: Sight of Emptiness – Instincts

141574Label:  Unsigned…why?

Release Date:  21 Jan 2014

Songs:   12

Length:  64 Minutes

Genre:  Thrash/Death

Studio Albums: This is their third full-length album

Location:  Costa Rica

WarpRider – These guys won a slot to play at Bloodstock Open Air in the UK and for good reason.  This is an album full of special guest appearances; over more than half the album.  It initially made it difficult for me to pinpoint what they are exactly about.  Often, guests often bring other element to the mix.  However, instead of allowing the guest artists to stand out from the overall sound, they fit right into the recordings as if they were all part of the band.  Overall, it’s a very aggressive album with a thrash/death cadence that is music to my ears.  4.5

Irmelinis – This album is full of talented musicians making crushing melodic death metal with chuggy riffs; smoothly changing back and forth between melodic choruses, breakdowns, primitive percussion and groovy guitars. A bit proggy at times, lovely electronic sequences and a very interesting lyrical concept (“the album tells stories based on the region’s flora and fauna and focuses on nature and its gravest threat: mankind. Every song is based on an animal, insect or natives.”) Great stuff. 4.0

ChristopherMammal – With a fine selection of guest performers, this album isn’t lacking in variety. Nor is it lacking in listening pleasure. These guys have delivered a crisp, cleverly engineered set of classy melodic death metal songs. Occasional forays into clean vocals enhance the already shiny compositions. Latin America is bursting with good metal bands, and the small country of Costa Rica can be justifiably proud of this outfit. 4.3

A Metal State of Mind Score – 4.3 out of 5

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About Reggie

Just a dude writing a heavy metal blog and always on the prowl for a cool metal show. I am also a family man...first and foremost!

Posted on January 29, 2014, in Roundtable Reviews and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Well thought-out songwriting, the production is a bit sterile, the clean singing was a surprise as well as the catchiness. Good song. It’s unbelievable they are unsigned with this level of professionalism and quality.

    • Cool, I am glad you like them. I have been listening to this album a lot and I seem to keep finding cool things on it. Pretty diverse, I think when they get signed it will clean up that sterile feel you describe.

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