Embrace of Disharmony are a band from Italy that plays a progressive and avant garde form of metal with some black and gothic metal elements and this is a review of their 2014 album "Humananke" which will be released by My Kingdom Music.
Sounds of war start off the album before adding in more orchestra sounds which also bring a symphonic and avant garde sound to the album and a minute later they add female operatic vocals to the recording which also leads up to a more heavy direction while also keeping the symphonic and avant garde sounds.
Progressive rock elements are mixed in with melody throughout the album and they also bring in a mixture of death metal growls and black metal growls while also keeping around the melodic male and female vocals and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them, the guitar leads and solos are very melodic sounding and utilize a great amount of talent and skill and at times spoken word parts are added into certain parts of the recording.
A good portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and there is also a brief use of blast beats being utilized on the record along with the music taking a modern approach to progressive metal while also being more heavier than most bands of that genre and when acoustic guitars are utilized they bring in even more classical music elements along with a medieval atmosphere.
Embrace Of Disharmony show a great amount of originality with their music, having a sound that is mostly rooted in progressive metal while also having the heaviness of death and black metal as well as mixing in a lot of classical, symphonic, opera, gothic and avant garde to create a very diverse sounding album, the production is very professional sounding and the lyrics cover the struggle in fate or circumstances, identified in Ananke, primordial deity in Greek mythology.
In my opinion Embrace of Disharmony are a very great sounding progressive avant garde metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Shards of Apocalypse" "Identify" "By The Hands Of The Moirai" and "A Descent Into The Maelstrom". 8 out of 10.