Title: “Waves Of Visual Decay”
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 6/27/2006
Genre: Progressive Metal
The way I see it is like this, when you listen to Norway’s Communic, you should be prepared to be blown away by what is going on in the band. It’s Power Metal with a definite inspiration from the greats of the past and the resulting mix comes off like some sort of amalgam of both Fates Warning and Nevermore, making this strong on the Progressive side as well. “Waves Of Visual Decay” is the bands second release and follows “Conspiracy In Mind” (2005) which was a rock solid effort of its own for a debut from a band formed only two years earlier. Obviously, the band suffered no “sophomore curse” with the album and you can tell easily from the full Metal assault that you will get as it begins. The three-member group are diverse and technically intriguing at practically every turn and though a small lineup there is nothing small by the way of their sound. The album begins with “Under A Luminous Sky” which is a dramatic opener and features many exciting time signature changes. From this, you find that the band makes use of many peaks and valleys by slowing the tempo only to throttle it again, and again. There are true hints of Nevermore’s Warrel Dane on this one then Oddleif shatters glass with a scream that would make Tim “Ripper” Owens proud.
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