Monday, 2 November 2015

Album Review: Darktribe - 'The Modern Age' - Reviewed by: Geoff McGraw

Band Name: Darktribe
Title: The Modern Age
Date of Release: July 2015
Record Label: Scarlet Records
Genre: Power Metal

Track listings: 
1. Humanizer 
2. Red House Of Sorrow       
3. My Last Odyssey 
4. The Modern Age               
5. A Last Will 
6. No Train To Earth             
7. Holy Water Day 
8. Wild Call 9. Rainwar    
10. Anthem For A Planet 
11. Darkside Of Imagination

Reviewed by: Geoff McGraw

Darktribe hails from France and consists of vocalist Anthony Agnello, Guitarist Loic Manuello, Bruno Caprani providing the low down, and skinsman Julien Agnello. 

To simply describe them as power metal is both accurate and dismissive. Once in a while a new band comes along that epitomizes what a genre should be, and does it in a way that is not derivative. Many times power metal can fall into a boring repetition of musical themes that sounds like every other power metal band out there. However this cannot be said of Darktribe. Fantastic riffing, great solos, powerfully driving drums and stunning vocals make up the genre....but Darktribe breathes new life into the formula and provides and amazing album in "The Modern Age".

Manuello shifts effortlessly between rhythm and lead guitar work, displaying exceptional technical ability, and the vocals have tone and range that are simply masterful. The drums are driving and exceptionally powerful, and the bass work is also of high quality. To call one of these musicians the star would be to ignore the incredibly tight team that they make up, and do a disservice to them all.
Without a weak track on the album, if you are a melodic power metal fan than this is one album that you absolutely must make part of your 2015. If you are not a fan of the power metal genre I would still encourage you to give it a listen if for nothing more than to appreciate the lush and dense arrangements and killer riffs.

\m/ 9 \m/

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