ALBATROSS – Fear From The Skies

ALBATROSS - Fear From The Skies
  • 8.5/10
    ALBATROSS - Fear From The Skies - 8.5/10


Release date: May 2015

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Here is one for the fans of Heavy Metal, horror stories and King Diamond’s theatrical style of performance. Albatross comes all the way from India and released two EPs earlier which shaped the particular style of their releases. The band tells horror tales that span several songs each time, so each of the two EPs only had one story to tell. But their latest output, Fear From The Skies, is a full length release so the band simply put together two separate tales of five and three individual tracks to bring this release to 38 minutes.

The most significant feature of the band is not their complex, progressive, heavy composing style, but singer Biprorshee Das, who is versatile and intense, almost living the songs, drawing the listener into the weird and shocking tales by power of his performance alone. Das sings, shouts, shrieks, growls and whispers, he makes the stories come to life in the mind of his audience. The closest comparison is, indeed, King Diamond. Only Das is the better King. And musically Fear From The Skies is also an outstanding album. This very unusual release would deserve to be recognized widely as one of the most original albums of 2015.


  • Frank Jaeger

    Frank was a reviewer here at Metal Express Radio, based out of Bavaria, Germany. He has worked in the games industry for more than 20 years, now on the manufacturing side, before on the publishing end. Before this, he edited and handled the layout for a city mag in northern Germany ... maybe that is why he love being part of anything published. Frank got hooked on Metal at the age of 14 when a friend introduced him to AC/DC. They were listening to The Beatles, Madness, and The Police, and he decided they should move on. Well, they did, Back in Black became Frank's first Metal album, and since Germany is reasonably close to England, they had some small New Waves Of British Heavy Metal washing up on their shores: Tygers Of Pan Tang, Samson, Gillan, Iron Maiden, Saxon, Sweet Savage, Diamond Head, etc. If he had to pick his favorite styles, Prog and Power Metal would be at the top of the list.

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