Review 008 : Fleshgod Apocalypse – King – English

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The king is dead, long live the king !
In 2016, only 3 years after releasing Labirynth and numerous worldwide shows, Fleshgod Apocalypse delivers King, their new album.
The italians are going to war against an invisible ennemy within this powerful concept album.

Fleshgod Apocalypse - King

Marche Royale leads us into their universe. An awesome powerful uprising well served by orchestrations perfectly directed by Francesco Ferrini. At the end of the song, we can expect something huge and high leveled. Really high leveled.
With In Aeternum, this feeling will be confirmed. On the chorus, the singer, Tommaso Riccardi, will sing along with Paolo Rossi‘s clean voice to keep the power of verses. Healing Through War will be as good as the last one, a headbanging hymn lead by the incredibly quick, accurate and powerful kick of Francesco Paoli.
The Fool, first drop of King, allows us to enjoy Paolo Rossi‘s clean voice again, one of the major assets of the band, even if it’s unusual for a Death Metal band. Cold As Perfection got a video clip.
The songs flow thanks to Cristiano Trionfera and Tommaso Ricardi‘s harmonies, until Paramour (Die Leidenschaft bringt Leiden) comes, which leads us into another range. This song, if you are not totally allergic to lyric voice, is a little piece of opera, sung in german by the divine Veronica Bordacchini (in the band since the firsts shows of 2014) with the help of Francesco Ferrini‘s keyboard.
After this intermezzo, we hit the ground with And the Vulture Beholds, where Paolo Rossi‘s wonderful clean voice is present. The lasts songs are not giving offense to the Fleshgod Apocalypse‘s reputation, and the song King is, as usual for an eponymous song, an orchestral composition by Francesco Ferrini.
Note that the limited edition contains orchestral versions of the songs.
It’s with this new masterpiece that the italians pursue to lead the Symphonic Metal hord. If it’s not already done, listen to it now.


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