REVIEW: WORDS OF FAREWELL – “A Quiet World”
Hey there fellow metal heads, looking for some new music for your senses? Well if you’re into progressive death metal, then look no further than Words of Farewell with their new album ‘A Quiet World’. Hailing from Germany, this six piece band consist of lead singer, Alexander Otto, lead and rhythm guitarists Erik Gabmus and Robin Dirks, Konstantin Vobhoff on bass, Tristan Wegner on drums and Leo Wichmann on keyboards.
It’s not your straight up hard edge death metal which can seem repetitive, no matter which band. Words of Farewell has several elements going on to create a refreshing sound. The vocals of Mr. Otto have that classic guttural death metal growl. What I like about this band is their music style created around Otto’s vocals. The synths and ambient sounds give this album a lot to listen to, especially with headphones.
‘A Quiet World’ features nine tracks. Some of the stand outs are “Gaia Demise”, which opens up with an airy feel of bubbles popping and quickly accompanied with flashy guitars and Otto’s gruff vocals. It feels like a dream where you are floating as you weave in between heavy crushing machines. “The Farthest Reach” has a thundering beat that has you feeling as if you’re driving through a storm of the apocalypse and nothing, I repeat, nothing will get in your way as you go full steam ahead. Other songs of note are, “Limit Cycle”, “Zero Temperance”and “My Shadow My Likeness”. This album is full of heavy riffs and synths to appease the metal fan. There does seem to be some repetition at times, like the same riff is being played on a few songs.
Overall, this is a nice album by Words of Farewell, as it is their third full length album since forming in 2006. This band has developed a great sound together, fusing classic death metal vocals with heavy guitars and spacey ambient sounds. Rock on my fellow metal heads, Rock On!!