OMEGA’s interpretation of Death Metal comes across in
refreshing, aggressive and highly melodic manner. The group combines
tradition and pinches of modern sounds in very demanding style
and adds some experimental elements.
A nice amount
of egregious, partly twin-layer melodies shows up in course of
ResIllusion, I really like the hymnal opening of
Corridors, combined with fast-as-an-arrow fret board acrobatics
to form a zestful contrast. Discreet keyboard adoptions enrich
the opulent sound, but the guitars dominate clearly. During the
more epic track The Abhorrent, some staccato rhythms care
for an impelling concert atmosphere. The refrain is presented
in vocal duality; a slightly modern keyboard carpet is unreeled,
so that a very positive overall effect finally enthuses. The one
or other breather boosts the dynamics, proved by the contained
keyboard melody at the end of Elegant Deceit. In contrast,
the speedy title song ResIllusion is unleashed in blistering
fast style including quite a lot of guitar playfulness.
Do you like something out of the line? You’ll get the extravagant
vocal arrangements of De6enerate, which also lets you listen
up with some strings’ sounds. In this case, the chorus finds
its way into the auditory canals in harmonious but not all too
catchy way. This tactics is exemplary for the complete release,
because we do not sweet refrains or constructed songs –
only merciless, but heart-warming, partly hymnal Death Metal with
rapid melodies is the commandment.
The Hypocrisy, a fine tune known from the first MCD, leaves
its traces in spiced version with the help of clattering drums
and subliminal fluke-lyrics. The band’s fractious energy
is overwhelming! A while later, a wonderful singing guitar lead
flashes through the song structure of Fragments; Archways
offers fast-paced riffing, enthralling vocals and a calm outro,
ere the Australians show their aggressive side and set an uncompromising
punch line with Windfall.
OMEGA release decent pressure, without forgetting about felicitously
placed reprieves; thereby the dynamic flow is not broken fortunately
and the band sets its focus on straight Metal with long-term-effect
and avoids clumsy claptrap. The result: no obvious direct hits,
but a lot of joy in listening to these very sympathetic musicians!