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Myrath – Tales of the Sands Review

Released by: Nightmare Records

Release Date: Out Now!!!

Genre: Progressive Metal

Links: http://www.myrath.com/

 

Line Up:

Zaher Zorguatti : Lead Vocals

Malek ben Arbia : Guitar

Elyes Bouchoucha : keyboard

Anis Jouini : Bass

Seif Ouhibi : Drums

 

Line Up:

1. Under Siege

2. Braving the Seas

3. Merciless Times

4. Tales of the Sands

5. Sour Sigh

6. Dawn Within

7. Wide Shut

8. Requiem for a Goodbye

9. Beyond the Stars

10. Time to Grow

11. Apostrophe for a Legend

 

The sensational Tunesian band MYRATH return with an even more sensational record than their 2010 release ‘Desert call’. ‘Tales of the sands’ is already their 3rd release and thanks to a massive production by Kevin Codfert (ADAGIO), excellent mixing by Fredrik Nordstrom (IN FLAMES, DREAM EVIL) and perfectly mastering by Jens Bogren (SYMPHONY X), this new MYRATH album is a fantastic release that need to be in the hands of every single Progmetalfan.

If you’re into KAMELOT, SYMPHONY X and PAGAN’S MIND, then you don’t need to look any further to expand your collection, because this is the missing link. The interesting thing is of course that MYRATH is coming out of Tunesia and they combine their Melodic Progmetal with some Arabic influences, which makes them quite unique. Besides an excellent sound, the 10 included songs are all very impressive and not only instrumental the band is top of the bill, but also vocally ZAHER ZORGATTI shows he is a gifted lead singer, who can easily be mentioned alongside a RUSSELL ALLEN for that matter.

The whole CD is a highlight, but songs like “Under siege”, “Wide shut” and “Beyond the stars” are making this band stand above almost any Progmetalband. Better than the new albums by KAMELOT and DREAM THEATER? YES! As good as the new SYMPHONY X and PAGAN’S MIND albums? YES! So, this is a must-have for any Progmetalfan out there!

 

Written by Gabor

Ratings    Gabor    8/10

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