GRAVEYARD OF SOULS
"SHADOWS OF LIFE"
"SHADOWS OF LIFE" is the debut release from Spain's GRAVEYARD OF SOULS.
GRAVEYARD OF SOULS plays an old school style of melodic Death Metal music. They
have a strong mid '90's European Death Metal sound, but with a lot of melodic parts mixed
in. They do have a lot of atmospheric passages and some real fantasy like parts blended in.
At times they add in some Progressive Metal parts as well. The music will go from a
melodic spacey and fantasy like passage into some faster and more aggressive Death Metal
parts. The guitar work almost has a '70's Prog Rock vibe to it, especially in the slower
parts. At times I would feel like I was listening to a heavier version of PINK FLOYD
mixed with RUSH with touches of DREAM THEATER thrown in. The vocals are done in
a lower mid ranged Death growl style that tends to have a bit of Sludge Metal influences. If
you were to melt together the best elements of PARADISE LOST, TIAMAT, AT THE
GATES, DREAM THEATER, PINK FLOYD, RUSH & OTEP together you would end
up with the geniuses that is GRAVEYARD OF SOULS. This is one mystical and far out
journey that everyone should experience.