This new release, Tales of the Sands is not so much a step forward from last year's Desert Call as that was from their debut Hope, but it's an ample successor with just as much practiced variation, seasoned compositional exposition and arching vocal prowess. Even better, Myrath isn't just copying ideas they've heard from American or European bands. Zorgatti is a rare breed, however; he can hit godly notes, and his stability as a vocalist when applying high chimes could shatter the sound barrier. Progressive metal Folk metal Power metal.
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This is a great album from Tunisia's contribution to the metal scene, and I've been pleasantly surprised by this band's sound.
Tales Of The Sands - myrath
Archived from the original on Built into non-traditional but not overly complicated structures, nothing in these songs ever seems out of place or like it's just there so someone in the band can show off. Myrath is a progressive outfit emerging tqles one of the region's smaller nations, Tunisia.
Tales of the Sands is a consistent environment, perhaps even more than its predecessor, though the band might no longer have the ability to surprise the listener since Desert Call was so damned good. A shitload of money was spent on the engineering, mixing, and mastering and it shows. Myrath truly does have a good ear for what completes a tight song with just the right amount of depth and cohesion. Few releases of this niche are both daring and creative, but Myrath has successfully drawn their line in the sand and forged a monstrous collection of high-caliber music, xands is quite the daring feat, because now we know Tunisia means business, and it might become the world's capital of progressive metal if Myrath can continue this pristine manufacturing.
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Over the past few months, the world's eyes have been set on the Arab world, with breaths held in anticipation of the rapid political changes that are taking place. There's really not too much I could complain about when it comes to Myrath's third album. The guitar parts here are chugging and low in many parts, especially on a track like 'Sour Sigh', which moves from a dramatic symphonic intro to a series of dark and heavy riffs that makes you think there could be a growl around any corner, but Myrath sticks to the clean and melodic vocals.
It would be great to hear this band take their exciting blend of styles past the four or five minute mark and compose something even more ambitious, but Myrath's work is consistent and expertly produced. The main category in which Myrath disappoints is the vocals. Rigidly-ordered, this album is a dense slurry of Tunisian percussion, complex Dream Theater-inspired playing, and the occasional bit of mysterious atmosphere.
In my personal opinion, Tales of the Sands is one of the best oriental progressive metal albums to grace Sure, he usually pulls it together for the choruses, like the grandiose one in 'Braving the Seas' that would sound right at home in a mid-paced Edguy song from their Mandrake era and the almost hypnotic Arabic chorus in the title track.
Tsles a more attractive and memorable evolution of the schema set forth by New Jersey's Symphony X, there's not really a track that passes here where I don't feel immersed in some North African sojourn into the deceptively barren landscape.
Beyond that, his style isn't especially engaging. It's not often that I mrath to hear a lot of knockout progressive metal within such a quick succession, so the sanvs of 3rd quarter is frankly spoiling the piss out of me: As a clear disciple of James LaBrie, he unfortunately also has a tendency to get irritatingly mawkish whenever he puts an emotional edge into his performance.
Despite hailing from a country with a GDP per capita lagging far behind that of any Western European nation according to the International Monetary Fundthis album's production is amazingly professional.
Valfars GhostJanuary 20th, This new release, Tales of the Sands is not so much a step forward from last year's Desert Call as that was from their debut Hope, but it's an ample successor with just as much practiced variation, seasoned compositional exposition and arching vocal prowess.
Each song moves at its own pace, with some demonstrating a mid-paced, chorus-based frontier, yet others bend and weave through an electric journey of hyper projections which flash Arabic melodies and touches at head-banging velocities.
If notability cannot be established, the article is likely to be mergedredirectedor deleted. Myrath structures an interesting plate of ot metal that holds technical and mechanical elements one could compare to Symphony X at helm while blending an elegant spice of Middle Eastern instruments and melodies into the mythical ability of each member; it's not only well-composed, but ethereal and majestic as well.
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Multi-lingual lyrics, lots of ethnic vocal patterns and drums, and synthesizers that tempt and taunt at the listener like a myraty, Tales of the Sands could simply not have been more aptly titled.
Don't pass up on this. Views Read Edit View history. Tales of the Sands They're fusing these concepts with musical influences from their homeland to craft a unique identity for themselves that's worth hearing.
Tales Of The Sands
Before listening to what Myrath had to offer, I was admittedly fighting a doubt that this could be a run-of-the-mill power metal band, using sounds of their homeland as a gimmick to pull in listeners, but as is fairly rare for my experience with metal music, I was proven wrong. The myraty unique postulate continues under its asnds banner throughout "Tales of the Sands," a ten-song platter featuring an in-depth dive into Arabic progressive metal.
Write your own review. Also, Tales of the Sands is the first song in the album featuring Arabic lyrics that are again nothing short of spectacular.