David Maxim Micic, the king of all things weird and wonderful in metal, has unleashed another serving of his orchestral and bombastic take on the genre with Bilo 3.0. The album/EP is out now and available for both purchase and streaming through his Bandcamp page — I’m only on my second listen through, but Bilo 3.0 looks set to be his most dense and captivating work so far. See for yourself:
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A daring mix of juddering and monolithic guitars, female vocals, operatic vocals, strings, brass and even some scat singing — Bilo 3.0 is pretty much unlike anything else you’ll hear all year and I’ve even heard stirrings of some people at Heavy Blog calling this one of a best late contenders for end of year lists. Judging by what I’ve heard so far, I’m not going to disagree.