Roundtable Review: Reflections by Ferium

Reflections CoverLabel: Transcend

Release Date:  Apr. 7th, 2014

Genre:  Groove/Death Metal

Studio Albums: This is their debut

Location:  Haifa, Israel

Recommended for fans of: Lamb of God, Pantera, Black Dahlia Murder



WarpRider – A respectable amount of ferocity going here; a concoction of dealthy growls to please the ear for sure. Overall a very solid album; one of the things that impresses me the most is that unlike many bands of this particular style, they inject a melodic touch from time to time without making sound like it’s forced. Good show! 3.5

Atleastimhousebroken-  Instructions for getting me to dig an album: groove, groove, groove, and balls. Ferium deliver these things in spades.  Lots of sick riffs and a surprisingly varied vocal performance makes Reflections one beast of a record.  I would have dug a bit more melody here and there, but that is small gripe on an otherwise rock solid debut.  4.0

Irmelinis – Nice surprise! Super-sharp, angry, bombastic and wonderfully groovy. It doesn’t sound like I’ve heard it before, and yet it’s comfortably familiar and easy to get into. That’s a sign of good quality music. The guys in Ferium keep things interesting through the songs and everything is well structured. A slightly (but only slightly!) more melodic addition here and there wouldn’t hurt to provide some contrast. Overall, a very nice debut in many ways! 3.5

ChristopherMammal – Dark vocals are not just growling. There are at least six distinctive styles of metal growling. Ferium’s Tiran Ezra appears to have mastered all of those styles. This adds great variety and range to his dark vocals. The music is nicely varied to accompany his voice and also delivers its own powerful interludes. This prog death album is a fine debut. 3.8

A Metal State of Mind Score – 3.7 out of 5

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