- Far From The Sea by
- Release Date: November 14, 2016
- Origin: USA
- Style: Djent, Progressive, Orchestral, Ambient
- * instrumental
Some projects are unique, Far From The Sea an orchestral metal album with odd time signatures and djent chugs, a flawless combination that will keep your mind occupied. BlurryCloud , managed to keep me intrigued through the full length of the record, looking for something that you can call interesting takes a lot of time, but the prize is worth it. You gotta love the rise instrumental metal is seeing these days, that is going somewhere good. I’d suggest you just give it a listen and dive in the intense atmosphere they have created, lovely melodic madness.
Far From The Sea does the job in keeping you in awe
Melodic or chaotic, why not both? It is true that recently prog is being in a huge rise and for a good reason, the underground bands have the tools to produce awesome sound and showcase amazing musical skill, the quality gear is cheaper than ever before. The old ways if doing music by the recipe are dying, extreme music and metal have become a way to express and demonstrate what you are capable of and BlurryCloud have delivered an extremely hard to assimilate and yet masterful record, Far From The Sea is full of complex patterns, tasteful melodic riffs and djent chops.
Actually if I wasn’t such a fan of progressive, I’d say the music is a little bit too much and it is very hard to understand what the hell is going on, but I dig it with a calculator or not, rewinding all the time, getting the pieces together.
It is bold to say after what has been said above, but Far From The Sea is a joyful ride, they could have put a little bit slower grooves, but that is alright, they are the masters of their art and that is the most important thing.
I’d say it has me excited about their future, the sheer shred and groove together has been combined into the… you see, it is not just about showcasing your technique, it is up to making it sound complete, that comes with knowledge of musical theory and dynamics. Indeed all sounds messed up and it is, but finished and polished, the transitions are awesome, the riffs are seamlessly getting from one to another. Far From The Sea has actually a jazz-fusion feel in there with some mystery sounding clean guitar lines, I guess BlurryCloud have a new fan already…
Their EP from earlier this year:
Sound and Production:
The production is solid, it is exciting to hear such a good sound from a band that is quite obscure (for now). The guitars are awesome, heavy chugs and the speedy riffs are just a bliss, the drums are amazing – very crisp and punchy at times, but they leave room for the melody to come up, well mastered, enough for the obvious… the chorus vocals in Far From The Sea have me, ok and with those jazzy piano lines on some places, one word – epic. Those female voices in the back sound like the soundtrack of your favorite DnD RPG, so lovely. The interesting thing is that I was looking for the bass and seriously I love how it blends with all the sound, keeping the atmosphere full-bodied, BlurryCloud are cruising, guys.
Oh, just play it, the music has far more than me to say… and buy it!
Recommended songs: My default opinion – just listen to all of them