Albatross are Band from India that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of heavy, power, thrash, death and doom metal with some avant garde and experimental elements and this is a review of their 2015 album "Fear From The Skies" which was released by Transcending Obscurity India.
Ritualistic sounding bells start off the album along with some weird clean playing and spoken word parts and after the intro the clean parts remain in certain sections of the recording and also gives the music and avant garde and psychedelic feeling along with some vocals that are done in a clean and melodic voice.
After awhile the music starts going into more of a heavy and melodic musical direction that brings elements of prog metal onto the recording and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the solos and leads the band uses are in a melodic musical direction and as the album progresses the band starts getting more heavier and starts incorporating thrash style riffs and power metal vocals.
You can hear the more technical side of death metal in the bands musical style along with some screams that are raspy and the slower sections of the songs bring in elements of traditional and epic doom metal and there are also a few tracks that are very long and epic in length and spoken word parts also make a return in certain sections of the recording.
Albatross creates another album that combines heavy, power, thrash and doom with a touch of death metal to create an album that is very diverse and has a variety of many different metal styles, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover gothic literature themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Albatross and if you are a fan of many different metal genres, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Jugglehead The Clown" "Children Of The Cloud" and "A Tale Of Two Tyrants". 8 out of 10.