Confession: Persefone‘s Spiritual Migration is a modern day masterpiece but I hadn’t owned it until a few days ago. I rectified my mistake via bandcamp and lo and behold, upon purchase I was recommended a few bands by the good people at Persefone. Of course, I listened immediately and one of them really caught my ear: a band by the name of Boil. These guys play a type of alternative metal that rebounds between the influences of Leprous to those of Pain of Salvation and Deadsoul Tribe (a criminally underrated band which we’ll talk about soon). The overall result is this dark, violent and sleek dark metal creation that relies on familiar foundations for its power. Head on over the jump for your first taste.

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“At the Center of Rage” gives you a pretty good indication of what to expect: emotional clean vocals are the main focal point but the harsher screams play an important part in creating the atmosphere. The album artwork, the full bodied guitar chords and the dominant drums all lead aXiom into the “modern metal” basket we’ve assigned it.

Some tracks, like opener “Sphere”, also incorporate different vocal styles, most echoing Pain of Salvation, whom was referenced above. This adds a certain diversity to the album that is much needed, since this style can often suffer from repetitiveness and a low re listenability count. However, aXiom with its solid production and varied ideas should keep us fascinated for a lot more than the usual stock.

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-EK

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