Band: DEAD SEASON
Label: Dissonances Records
Style: Progressive Thrash Metal
I'm a bit surprised this is not a North American or a Brittish band to tell you the truth, to me they sound so much typical to those scenes rather than to the French one. This is the band's second full-length album, a 12 tracks effort clocking a bit over an hour of playing time, a superb mix of traditional Thrash Metal with influences and elements from loads of modern scenes like the new Progressive Metal school, the Power Metal, the Hardcore / Metalcore and even more brutal hint to Death Metal or to Post Metal at times. From start to finish it's a whirlwind of influences and harmonies that in the end I'd say are like a bridge between traditional Metal and Extreme Metal, but because of the Progressive touch you'll never know when one ends and the other takes over, it's such a good blend I'm really impressed. it all sounds so professional, so ready for the next level, it's crazy; this band, although using heavier tones than the general public is used to, could be airplayed in any Rock TV show at any time, and I hope they will get to soon. "Heavy" would be a good word to describe what happens on this album, but there's much more to it than that. Such a good album, such a nice surprise... in my opinion this is as close to perfection as it gets!
Reviewed by Adrian