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CD review JUPITER SOCIETY "From endangered to extinction"

Veröffentlicht am 21. April 2014 von Markus W. in Jupiter Society, Krux, Candlemass, Avatarium, CD Review, News, Alternative Metal

(7/10) Haven’t heard about the Jupiter Society yet? Me too. But this will change with this review. 

The band/project was founded in 2008 in Stockholm, Sweden by Krux/Avatarium keyboarder Carl Westerholm. The project released already three full-length records from which „From endangered to extinction“ is the last one. 
 
The concept of Jupiter Society is about an imaginary story of the the last hours of humanity. It’s a story about the SciFi and the outer space.
 
What is interesting with Jupiter Society is the amount of well-known musician who are supporting Westholm with his project. Next to the keyboarder we have the fantastic Mats Leven, being responsible for the lead vocals in some of the songs. Marcus Jidell supports on the guitar and also Leif Edling himself played bass on one of the songs.
 
How about the music? The album contains six songs - all extraordinary long. Of course keyboards play an important part on this album. But that doesn’t mean at all that the songs aren’t heavy. Westholm uses the keys more to create an atmosphere and a sound pattern on which the guitars can shine. Already the opener „Enemy march“ creates a gloomy vibe. The female vocals fit perfect to this dynamic tune. The heaviest song on the album is probably „No survivors“. The theatric approach of this song let you dive into an apocalyptic end-time scenario. Highlight is the 13 minutes epos called „Defeat“. It’s a very complex masterpiece which is a melange of many different elements. Heavy guitar riff, meet fragile female vocals, meet nice keyboard melodies.
 
The whole album could be a metal soundtrack for an SciFi movie. Interesting soundscapes from an interesting project. Worth to check out.
 
(7/10)
 
 
Tracklist: 
Enemy march
Invasion
Queen of armageddon
No survivors
Fight back
Defeat
 
Genre: SciFi Metal

 

CD review JUPITER SOCIETY "From endangered to extinction"