Do you know what makes Noumena‘s Myrrys stand out from the mean crowd? It is their knack for metal melody, stellar – and unexpected – female output and down-to-earth, bearish growling right out of the Melodic Death Metal textbook. On the other hand, their Nordic brethren Insomnium solemnly flood their atmospherically-laden Melodeath juices out of Winter’s Gate with abandon. Of course, these two do not even start to describe the variety of the Scandinavian Melodic Death Metal scene that originated from the cold Northern plains. And these days good outfits play in many places pretty much around the globe.
The German band Dawn of Disease just unchained their newest and 4th full length record Ascension Gate. German accent lathered tunes comfortably lull yours truly into a day-dream, from whence bigger, totally metal ideas of musical grandeur should spout. But, wait, what? [...]