Addikth - Crimson Sky - Song Review - Death Metal from Moscow, Russia

Addikth - Crimson Sky - Song Review - Death Metal from Moscow, Russia
Addikth - Crimson Sky - Song Review - Death Metal from Moscow, Russia

Today, we delve into the world of promising melodic death metal band, Addikth, hailing from Moscow, Russia. Our focus is their powerful single, "Crimson Sky." Join us as we explore the character, style, story, and potential of this captivating release.

Addikth entered my radar approximately three months ago with their irresistible single, "Crimson Sky." Released in 2020, this talented band has been actively making music since 2017. Their musical journey commenced with the EP "The New Sun" (2017), followed by the single "Swamp" (2018) and EP "Against You All" (2019). Their latest release, "Crimson Sky," solidifies their growth as a band. I invite you to listen to this track as we delve further into the depths of their music.

The beauty of art lies in the diverse perspectives, approaches, vibes, and energies that musicians infuse into their creations from different corners of the world. Addikth, hailing from Moscow, presents a unique perspective with a blend of old-school harmony that serves as a strong foundation for their evolving musical character. While many bands explore similar ideas, it was the collective meaning and completeness of Addikth's composition and instrumentation that caught my attention. Their progressive elements, riffs, and ideas exhibit power, atmosphere, and a distinct allure. "Crimson Sky" carries a dark and mysterious ambiance throughout, with dynamic shifts that never allow the listener to feel disengaged. Additionally, the band demonstrates their advanced musicianship on this track.

Influenced by bands such as Gojira, Opeth, and Meshuggah, Addikth exhibits potential through their energy, ideas, compositional skills, and advanced musicianship. However, what truly sets them apart is the completeness of their composition—an attribute reminiscent of Opeth, the greatest band in my personal opinion. Addikth possesses a unique quality that distinguishes them from the norm. This characteristic presents them with an opportunity to make a significant impact on the industry. Their talent for composition has the potential to propel them to prominence in the future.

Technically, "Crimson Sky" meets good standards. The song boasts dynamic, powerful, clean, and clear elements that work in harmony. While the balance and mix are almost perfect, I would have preferred the vocals to be slightly louder. Of course, these decisions are at the band's discretion, and their artistic choices are to be respected. Notably, the vocal mix in this track stands out as one of the tastiest death metal vocal mixes I have encountered from an up-and-coming band in recent times.

I understand the challenges artists face when creating an album without the luxury of working with a dedicated producer. Each individual strives to do their best with the resources available to them, and this deserves recognition. Artists and bands like Addikth owe nothing to the world, yet we owe them respect. "Crimson Sky" is a promising work, and I am confident that many others will share this sentiment once they discover it.

Considering all these aspects, listening to Addikth has been an enjoyable experience. The band exhibits great potential through their togetherness and unique talent for composition. As an admirer of Russian/Slavic culture, literature, and history, discovering a band like Addikth feels like a perfect match. I highly recommend their old-school progressive death metal music to those who share a love for this genre.

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In conclusion, the Metalhead Community Team extends congratulations to Addikth for their impressive work on "Crimson Sky" and wishes them all the best in their future endeavors. Thank you for taking the time to read our review.



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