Newsflash: AfterTime bemoan a lost world!

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Ha! Looks like 2017 got off to a juicier symphonic start than I expected. A few watery sun rays hit us already late last year, with a couple of Symphonic Metal players turning in some pretty sturdy material.

Even some of the ‘established’ bands, have seen the light and kicked it up a couple of notches. But of course, not nearly enough to counter the same-same, but different legion that likes to dominate the genre.

So, luckily we have some exceptions. Now, AfterTime state their influences to be Nightwish, Within Temptation, Epica and Leaves’ Eyes – in between a few others.

And you know what?

This is exactly what AfterTime present in their upcoming new EP World We’ve Lost. And hey, they did the name-calling all by themselves, not me this time.

Now, don’t get me wrong. That they somehow sound like Epica that got a dose of Nightwish injected, with some cinematic urges does not turn them into some sort of a tribute brand.

Quite to the contrary.

Whilst they do not necessarily explore new territory, their Symphonic Metal prowess impresses with a complex tune and a – by and large – pretty good execution.

I’d like to point out the striking vocal powers of Sarah Wolf that are very reminiscent of the big names out there. Add to that a load of rugged riffing, some pretty discreet growls and a fair portion orchestral bombast sprinkled over the soundscape.

And you got yourself a pretty tasty platter of Symphonic and – indeed – Cinematic Metal that will be a pleasure to devour. Now, some of that very short blurb is still a bit rough around the edges, but if an EP is indeed a teaser of what’s to come next, then we can expect something really good.

The Rochester, MN based band formed in 2011 and produced a first EP The Fall of Lightin 2016. World we’ve Lost is their sophomore effort.

AfterTime are:
Sarah Wolf – Vocals

Chris Radke – Guitar
Brad Sturgis – Guitar
Patton Hudella – Bass
AJ Blakesley – Drums

The record released on 20 January 2017. Now, where is that full-length album?

A sample for ye:


Label: Self-Released | Web: Facebook

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