Album Review: Mekong Delta – In A Mirror Darkly

Mekong Delta life since 1985 in the Progressive Thrash scene from, but from lack of imagination is no trace: The German troops to tape head Ralf Hubert solemnly proclaimed, that the 25. April her new shekel „In A Mirror Darkly“ erscheinen wird. Who pure mainstream level or less background music would, elsewhere must seek – Mekong Delta to score again with intelligence, Intransigence and courage. Your new album is called „In A Mirror Darkly“ and is thematically, the directives of the 2010s predecessor „Wanderer On The Edge Of Time“ fort.

Album Review: Mekong Delta - In A Mirror Darkly

Hubert reveals the new full-length album: „For me, catches Music not with A and ends with Z, but is an ongoing process. Extent one can „In A Mirror Darkly“ Although described as a continuation of the Walker story, However, it is not a copy, but an autonomous work. Each Mekong album sounds unique, and progressive in the original meaning of the word. As a composer, I let myself be aware drive, at always again to explore new artistic horizons.“ Your style remains faithful to the troops: „The new songs are, typisch Mekong Delta, all between five and seven minutes. In my view, precisely the right time acquisitions, stylistically to go sufficiently into the depth can, However, without generating lengths or artistic ambiguities. I think, we again have the right mix of complexity and continuous thread found.“

Album Review: Mekong Delta - In A Mirror Darkly

It has become a complex and challenging album. The German Progressive Thrash Metal-Band around head and bassist Ralf Hubert is like no other contemporary group also anno 2014 for innovation and self-reliance. A total of eight songs, the musicians Martin LeMar (Singing), Ralf Hubert (Bass, Guitar), Erik Adam H. Grösch (Guitar) and Alex Landsburg (Drums) for „In A Mirror Darkly“ recorded, including three purely instrumental numbers including a concert guitar intro. Hubert speaks of fast-paced songs like „Hindsight Bias“ with his brute topic in the middle part and the refined use of a tritone. Similarly, rapidly and continuously complex, the band goes into „The Armageddon Machine“ to work, in the frontman Martin LeMar the chorus sings a catchy melody over a running in the background cry Spanish dance and the song at this point brings an amazing Pop-affinity. Enthralling uptempo class present Mekong Delta, for example, in the instrumental tracks „Opening“ and „Inside The Outside Of The Inside“ with their varied arrangements.

Album Review: Mekong Delta - In A Mirror Darkly

The fast numbers associated with „The Sliver in Gods Eye“ and „Janus“ two stressed to slow Tracks. In „Janus“ tell Hubert & Co. the story of the eponymous Roman god, a double-faced creature and symbol of the beginning and end, for A- and outputs. Mekong Delta grab here the different character features of creatures and their associated unpredictability on. „The Sliver in Gods Eye“ reminded again in alignment and atmosphere to the song „A Certain Fool (The Fool)“ from „Wanderer On The Edge Of Time“ and critically the apparent stupidity of mankind. Hubert: „You could simply just ask: Why people are so stupid?“ Have taken the Mekong Delta, the current pieces in the studios of her band members, which again featured cover artwork is taken from an animation created for the album.

Album Review: Mekong Delta - In A Mirror Darkly

The high artistic standards, Hubert is in itself and his band, is also reflected this time in subject matter and stylistic direction of his music resists. Seit fast 30 Years enjoy Mekong Delta in the world of progressive metal sounds an excellent reputation as an independent and highly innovative band. Albums like „The Music Of Eric Zann“ (1988) or „Pictures At An Exhibition“ (1997) are classics of the genre and apply with their mix of Prog Metal, Classical and thrash as the pioneer of Stilmixtur, the now just a whole series of aligned imitators has found. In this list of influential discs now ranks undoubtedly „In A Mirror Darkly“ a. The boys what, but the sound is not quite mine. However, anyone who has fun at Progressive Thrash Metal should absolutely listen to the disc!

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  1. Introduction
  2. Opening
  3. The Armageddon Machine
  4. The Sliver in Gods Eye
  5. Janus
  6. Inside the Outside of the Inside
  7. Hindsight Bias
  8. Mutant Messiah
Album Review: Mekong Delta - In A Mirror Darkly
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