Tuesday, August 4, 2015


DarkTribe (France): The Modern Age (Scarlet Records)
Every time I listen to this album I can’t help but notice what solid work of modern melodic metal it is. DarkTribe is a perfect example of the type of bands that will take melodic metal into the future. They may not be famous and they may only have two albums, but there is enough on this album to showcase that they have something to offer to the public into bands like Dream Theater, but an audience that is perhaps not as excited as the aging sound of those bands. DarkTribe is not reinventing the wheel of modern melodic proggy power metal, but is taking the tradition of the past and sharpening its own interpretation of the style. That’s what I want. I want to hear bands that are comfortable in their own skin, that know that they don’t have to invent new genres, but really want to write catchy songs and have professional recordings. The singing is probably the most immediate attraction about the band. It’s melodic and pleasing to the ear; good, solid singing; the type that delivers the goods and promises more for the future. According to Metal Archives, the band has been active since 2004. In 2009 they had their first EP and in 2012 the debut album. In 2015 they have this new album. At any rate, if you love melodic metal with a prog/power style, listen to DarkTribe and see if these songs speak to you.
DARKTRIBE - My Last Odyssey

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