The World State are a band from Denmark that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very symphonic and avant garde from of metal and this is a review of their self released 2016 album "Traced through Dust And Time" which will be released in March.
Nature and avant garde sounds start off the album along with some exotic scales and synths a few seconds later which also leads up to operatic male and female vocals being added into the music as well as some ethnic folk instruments and after awhile melodic guitar solos and leads amke their presence known in t he future.
Once the music gets heavy it brings in more of a goth metal style and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the synths also give the songs a symphonic and epic neo-classical music feeling at times and as the album progresses the music starts getting a bit more up beat and every track has a different sound to it while some songs also bring in a touch of folk music.
The World State creates another album t hat continues the symphonic and avant garde metal style of previous recordings while also getting more melodic and experimental this time around, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from the World State and if you are a fan of symphonic and avant garde metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "A Castle For The Battles I Fight" "From Oblivion To Life Again" and "Everything Changes". 8 out of 10.