Kirin Works reviews HeavensDust new album "The Ashes Still Warm". Enjoy!
Written by Rachal Yarwood
Co-produced by Ill Nino's Dave Chavarri, HeavensDust's newest album, "The Ashes Still Warm" wiil surely promise heavy metal fans here in the West a fresh and cultural alternative to their ordinary day to day playlists.
Set for official US release on the 29th of May, the bands album ill feature thirteen new tracks and will be available to purchase on iTunes or can be heard on their official website or youtube page.
"Drowning", which is the third track on the album, begins with a mid-tempo guitar melody and accompanying rhythm of the drums. The melody sounds quite serene against the initial impression you might have developed before listening to HeavensDust but, as the track progresses, the rhythm guitar and bass that follows dramatizes the more metal element a lot more and the mood quickly shifts. The rhythms are deep, and more or less constant, which compliment the rough style of the vocals especially well.
A key thing to note with this band would be the combination of the Western metal style with a traditional and classical japanese style. Whilst some bands would use piano, violin, or other typical orchestral instrumentation that we are more than accustomed to hearing, HeavensDust have gone with an East meets West theme instead by adding traditional instruments like the shakuhachi flute and koto.
THE ASHES STILL WARM
02World Goes Gray
05 Emerge From Silence
06 In My Sleep
07 Gaze (Through Your Heart)
08 Memories Dripping From Darkness
09 The Break
10 The Ashes Still Warm
11 Eyes Of Secrets
12 So Unclear
13 Where There Is Illusion