Evil Masquerade – Pentagram 2012

October 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

Artist: Evil Masquerade
Album: Pentagram
Label: Dark Minstrel Music
Date of Release: 21st May 2012

1. Pentagram
2. A Silhouette
3. Perfect Disgrace
4. The Spirits of the Dead
5. Moonlight Fantasy
6. Unholy Water
7. Pray For Mercy On Our Souls
8. Soul Taker
9. On a Bed of Thorns
10. Strangers Might Fool Ya’
11. When the Fire Dies
12. The Golden Ratio

How do you define what you hear when everything is beyond reality and acceptance itself? I’d suppose Evil Masquerade has found a way of explaining such things with their music. As you delve into the realms of the music and the particulars in which you are hearing it, you not only listen, but you almost become a part of it itself. This is not far from the truth with any hypnotising music, and Evil Masquerade have surely pulled this one out of the bag with their beautifully creative masterpiece of shear musical madness.

Entering the album you are shown what has made this band simply excellent, with brilliant executions of riffs and melodies, combined with the keyboards carrying along the rhythms and the vocals are something beyond all reckoning. ‘Pentagram‘ really lines you up for what is beyond an exceptional album.

Song to song you are taken on a journey of musical excellence, with the most extraordinary effect driven madness and pure heavy passages before obscurities take place like that of ‘On a Bed of Thorns‘ which is just astonishing. Before long you are thrown into the musical genius that is ‘Strangers Might Fool Ya” and the renaissance characteristic overlays of the beautiful synths. Being a fan of well used synths is a quality many bands fail to master, but this has certainly achieved it.

The album itself is worth not only a listen, but much more than that. This has to be experienced.

10/10

Lineup

APOLLO PAPATHANASIO – Vocals
HENRIK FLYMAN – Guitar
DENNIS BUHL – Drums
THOR JEPPESEN – Bass
ARTUR MEINILD – Keyboard

Recorded by Henrik Flyman and Tommy Hansen.
Mixed by Tommy Hansen (Jorn, Helloween, Beyond Twilight).
Produced by Henrik Flyman.
Composed, written and arranged by Henrik Flyman.

www.evilmasquerade.com
www.reverbnation.com/evilmasquerade
www.facebook.com/evilmasquerade

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