Xael is a band being pegged as a “sci-fi” metal outfit attempting to make a bridge between symphonic folk metal and sci-fi storytelling. Find out what that sounds like with the newly released “Apathy of the Immortal”on this page.
If “Apathy of the Immortal” is any indication of what the free downloadables (“The Last Arbiter” and “Watchers of Xan”) sound like, then I think we can expect good ideas and interesting parts. On the whole, however, I think things need to improve in the mixing. As it is with “Apathy…” it sounds like things were cut and pasted together on a computer; the contrast in the parts is that obvious! There is no homogeneity in the music.
“The Last Arbiter” and “Watchers of Xan” are available for free download on the band’s Bandcamp page.
Vocalist/guitarist/studio drummer Nassaru explains the bands approach to releasing music:
We will have eight songs standard and two instrumental tracks. Instead of releasing an album upfront, we want fans to share in our progress in a musical series, releasing two songs a month to allow more time for fans to appreciate the work and for us to best represent the songs in some form of art to convey the entirety of our vision… . The album series is called ‘The Last Arbiter,’ referring to the protagonist’s mission in the story and his pursuit of an unattainable purpose in pacifying the destructive nature of the sentient world. It will be different and very diverse, but at its core it is extreme metal, melodies in abundance, and storytelling bard style! So I believe it will be refreshing… something different combining symphonic and folk elements with brutal metal… . We want to paint a soundscape, a myriad of imaginative and diverse environments while exploring the complications of being sentient and self-aware.
Rock Hard \m/