Melodic epic power metallers ARRAYAN PATH return with their new, fourth album, titled “IV: Stigmata”.
This is a more “fierce” and dark album and it is a concept album dealing with religion. Everything that has defined ARRAYAN PATH over the years however – superb and very melodic compositions, passionate performances and excellent atmospheric parts and some of the best metal vocals ever - are all there, unfolded through the album’s 12 tracks.
Features guest appearances by:
Vagelis Maranis (ex-SANVOISEN), Jimmy Mavrommatis (ARMAGEDDON), Kikis Apostolou (ARMAGEDDON), (ex-DECEPTOR) and George Kousa.
released June 10, 2013
"another solid notch in the band’s belt - the best Arrayan Path release to date: darker, far reaching in scope and excellent in execution"
The Metal Observer (9/10)
Catchy and surreal heavy "fantasy" metal with unique clean vocals, unfortunately I find myself only enjoying a select few tracks on each of the two full length releases so far. Save your doe and buy the song/s that you know you like is my solid recommendation.
One album was never going to be enough. "Expense" is a deeply personal journey through times and struggles that come through in droves. Punishing riffs and frenetic drums punctuate souring vocals that alternate between wild howls and creamy harmonies. Judicator have proven again that they are a massive force in the metal scene. Brian Genxer