Adramelch
Irae Melanox


3.5
great

Review

by RobSchuldiner USER (2 Reviews)
February 19th, 2013 | 30 replies


Release Date: 1988 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Progressive in more ways than one, and powerful despite weak production.

Adramelch is a power/progressive metal band from Italy.
Adramelch features a very unique style in this kind of music.
It differs from regular power metal and, with it's progressive half, gains a more mature, more NWOBHM kind of sound.
A band like that would most likely take some time to click with you but, in my case, it was love at first riff.
That first riff being the opening riff to "Fearful Visions".That track is an absolute masterpiece.
The riffing is flawless, the bass is strong, the drums fit like a glove and the vocals are absolutely insane. This is pretty much as close to perfection as it gets.
It is pretty obvious that speed metal was a major influence on Adramelch. To be even more precise; the German, more melodic version of speed metal.Adramelch played speed metal infused with progressive rock and progressive metal. That and some church music you will find played in the many cathedrals in Italy. It is a special mix of metal Adramelch did on this album.The best tracks here by far is Zephirus and the title track. Both tracks draws in a lot of influences from other genres. There is a couple of slightly dubious tracks here too. But this is still a very good album which should really appeal to the progressive metal fan out there
The one downfall of this album is the guitar tone; it’s a bit weak and at times it fails to pick up some of the riffs.This is a minor complaint because the songwriting does not lack through the album. I do highly recommend an intense listen on headphones or a very nice system because the production can water down some of the riffs; however, when the riffs finally hit, you will be crushed!


user ratings (30)
3.9
excellent


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RobSchuldiner
February 19th 2013


157 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

My second review ... it's very short one but this album needed a review haaaaaaaaard .Any criticism is welcome,folks

ShadowRemains
February 19th 2013


26282 Comments


wrong adramelech

RobSchuldiner
February 19th 2013


157 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Adramelch is the italian prog/power metal band not to be confused with Adramelech death metal band from Finland .

ShadowRemains
February 19th 2013


26282 Comments


yes i know that

Passname
February 19th 2013


317 Comments


hmm I think this album deserves higher than a 3.5 personally. To me it's an absolute underrated
classic in power/prog. May have to review it.

KILL
February 19th 2013


81241 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

funny shadow cos this is better boom

ShadowRemains
February 19th 2013


26282 Comments


the fuck kill

man u twisted

KILL
February 19th 2013


81241 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

fade agrees with me bro

ShadowRemains
February 20th 2013


26282 Comments


ya but everyone is fade so what does that really prove

KILL
March 4th 2013


81241 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

i'm a sucker for early prog metal but they both fuckin rule so lets rock



LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHTTTTTTT

Passname
March 19th 2013


317 Comments


This album is so god damn good. Where are all the sputnikers who pretend to like Manilla Road? Give this some love faggots.

Also Dreams of a Jester riff = Atheist On They Slay

KILL
February 7th 2014


81241 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

hell fuckin yea dude sorry i waited to long to reply!

KILL
October 9th 2014


81241 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

this has the coolest fuckin guitar harmonies, also that bass damn



also those proto night of the stormrider trems on eyes of alabaster

emester
October 9th 2014


8271 Comments


funny how I found this gem through a typo lol

osmark86
October 9th 2014


10488 Comments


what is this? curious, curious..

emester
October 9th 2014


8271 Comments


badass progressive power metal

osmark86
October 9th 2014


10488 Comments


progressive power metal sounds like a genre I'd normally find more vomit-inducing than a pint of tequila, but I think I just might give this a go regardless.

KILL
March 1st 2015


81241 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

t/t is a masterpiece

KILL
March 10th 2015


81241 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

hard dude those vox

yuneek
June 28th 2015


306 Comments


best alb ever I'll never stop saying it



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