SALTATIO MORTIS "Aus Der Asche"

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SALTATIO MORTIS "Aus Der Asche"
  • Album: Aus Der Asche
  • Year: 2007
  • Label: NAPALM
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  • Germany

This time, the German band presents a Medieval Rock approach that is distinct comparing with the previous albums, perhaps partly due to the changes that have occurred in the line-up. The new sound seems more cosmopolite, with more Rock touches and energetic guitars, while the traditional instruments only reach the second plan, even if the bagpipes and the percussions remain the key elements for the band. I don't know if the new album is more Epic, but it certainly is more expressive, presenting evenly some ballad valences, while the Punk elements seems to have vanished, plus that the whole atmosphere is dominated by a constrained voice, rather roared than sung... It doesn't sound bad at all, yet it seems to be the most commercial and Heavy of their albums so far, and I guess this new direction will bring them plenty of appreciation, especially as melody and rhythm will make these mountebanks be closely followed by the real fans, German ones mostly.