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)
Original take on a classic style, the best of the NWOTHM albums I've heard. Love the vocals, lyrics, reverb, and of course the chunky riffs. There's a little filler, but on the whole the album is killer. Can't wait for them to release something new! Zone Ghost