Here we have another Ukrainian band and another with girl on vocal. Unfortunately from their bio I didn’t get to know except the fact that the band was formed in 2011. Originally its name was PARALLAX. They released EP “Sputnik”, single “Petrichor” (with Yossi Sassi as guest guitarist) and then changed the name for IGNEA. There’s also written something about video of “Alga”. So there’s quite lot information in bio. But there’s no some which in my opinion is also important. Who play in the band? I found it, anyway on their FB profile (the same like city of origin – Kyiv). Anyway, I think that we have just audio version of this song here and that it’s available only as MP3. Band calls it single, but I suppose that it’s available only in MP3 version…
Never mind! As about music it’s something similar to reviewed somewhere above SCARLETH. Difference is that here are no elements of Power or Heavy Metal. Truth is that riffs are sometimes heavy, but it’s too little, or what?!? Besides I connote them more with Gothic (in vein of RAMSTEIN) than any kind of Metal, Musicians (mostly Helle who is boss here, I guess) call their music by Oriental Metal. Well, I’d call it in other way, but it doesn’t matter – music is much more important than words which describe that.
Important role in creativity of IGNEA play keyboards about which care Evgeny Zhytnyuk (there’s written also something about extreme vocals, but at least in this song I don’t hear anything what I could call like that). Song begins just from melody playing on this instrument. It gives away main interests of the band – universe and its exploration by human beings. Even later they give this climate, too. I mentioned above about pulsating riffs, but that’s not all what Dmitriy Vinnichenko does here. We have also some solo here or calmer riffs. But these pulsating ones dominate, I have impression. Drums play all the time in slow tempo what surely doesn’t mean that we haven’t interesting passages and so on! Ivan Kholmogorov definitely knows how to use drumsticks. There’s any “fireworks” maybe, but… The same we can say about Xander Kamyshin. His bass, as it mostly happens in any kind of music, is hidden in background and we need to prick up ears to hear it. On the end we’ll talk about Helle’s Bogdanova vocal. I found information that she take care about both clean and extreme vocals. In “Alga” we can hear only this first one (maybe except very short moment – one word or something). It’s melodic, but in the same time there’s something wolfish in that – it doesn’t sound sweet as sometimes it happens in such music. There’s one short moment when she also declaims what sounds also a little mysterious – even if it’s just her normal voice.
I’m not big fan of music like that, but I really like this song and that’s shame that there’s only one song here on “Alga”. So I’ll listen to it from time to time for sure. Especially on the evening it’ll give right climate…
(c) Bart Tomaszewski (SEPULCROS PROD)
If you really would like to support Antichrist, you can just Share our article.
You can also support Antichrist by sending a couple bucks to cover some webhosting expenses.