MetalBite Review by Adam M on 10/13/2016
continues the refinement of their wares on Grey Heavens. The resulting sound is warm and full of life. This album is the logical continuation of what they started a long time ago and shows the band flex its muscles in even more interesting directions. Frontiers
shows Omnium Gatherum
at the peak of their abilities with its memorable chorus section. However, the band is stuck in something of a rut as it refuses to progress in really interesting directions. This is merely a continuation of their legacy, but not something entirely new and original.
Still, it must be said that Omnium Gatherum
are good at the style they perform and this is close to the quality of the newest Insomnium
album. The competition between these bands is now at a frantic peak. The problem is that where Insomnium
decided to push in an interesting new direction, Omnium Gatherum
continues to stick to the guns that they employed on previous albums. The ability of the band is unquestionable, however, as they hit breathtaking riff after riff. It is hard to fault the melodicism and power that are on display here. There are simply a number of memorable moments that further solidifies this band as a leader in the melodic death metal movement. When one of these moments is achieved an incredible climax can be assured. The music still has a massive amount of powerful momentum that continues to astonish and intrigue. The band is still trying to figure out how to surpass their moment of glory, New World Shadows
, however and like Insomnium
ís newest output, this fails to do so. It is even in the shadows of the new Beílakor
album, which has a bit more of an epic component to its sound.
However, the melodic death masters are able to push out more quality material and it must be said that Grey Heavens
is another quality entry in a great discography.
Rating: 8 out of 10