Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Progmetal | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 164 / 10-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Just For Kicks | Autor: MaB

In recent years, Israel has become an insider tip for progmetal, with bands like Orphaned Land and Amasaffer coming up with their own scent. The quintet Distorted Harmony is similarly convincing as the mentioned groups. With "Chain Reaction" they have already released their second CD and their name stands for the contrast of melodic-harmonic and metallic-distorted parts. The variedly arranged "Everytime She Smiles" falls more into the first category, while "Children Of Red" clearly fits into the second, including angry shouts in the style of Periphery. This principle is applied over the entire playing time of 51 minutes, whereby the instrumental "Nothing (But The Rain)" and the folk prog ballad "As You Go" serve as small clearings or breaks. Especially the cleverly integrated dynamic changes make sure that this album doesn't get boring. And the five Israelis can almost compete with Haken's English high-flyers in terms of both production technique and songwriting.

Top track: Every Time She Smiles

Back to overview