EX ANIMO “Neverday”
Well, and there goes another female vocal band with tons of keyboard arrangements, progressive elements and guttural growls here and there. This band is not bad at all; it’s just that I’ve heard so many copies of Nightwish, Evanescence, Epica, etc, that definitely I’m not attracted to this style anymore.
Coming from Kharkiv, Ukraine, these guys have been active since 2000 or something, but this is the second opus since then, and I don’t know why they are not so prolific musically speaking, since all songs are good and well-conceived. Actually, all songs are very solid and contain excellent musical arrangements. Here you will detect excellent melodies forged in aggressive guitar riffs, “epic” moments, and high doses of modern elements. This band has clear what they want: a good mix of modern metal, melodic death metal and progressive structures. The result is brilliant and I’m sure many of young followers of modern metal are going to worship, if the band promotes this album properly. As aforementioned, I’m not very into this style anymore, but I admit that this band has everything to land in almost every big festival with “mainstream” big names. For those who like these bands above mentioned, this is for you. – Victor Varas