So once again, Massacre Records signed a band which I really like. The folks at Massacre Records have always been a very reliable metal label for my tastes (having brought some of my favourite bands to my ears) and Envinya doesn’t escape that trend of very good signings (along with Dante’s latest album, November Red, recently reviewed on this very site and which I strongly recommend to fans of progressive metal). I can definitely see myself buying this album when I see it in my record store (which I will do, if I see it).
For the most part the second half of the album doesn’t bring as many fresh ideas as the first half, and is mostly very mellow, with just the occasional burst of heaviness. The two exceptions are “Sands Of Gold”, which is probably the heaviest, most complicated and definitely the most explosive song on the album, and the title track which starts off slow but quickly picks up momentum and delivers a very epic and fast-paced chorus, with maybe some subtle power metal elements
Ross Robinson called me asking if I would be interested in playing on a session with Lombardo and then asked of Mike from Retox would also like to take part.