A Fragile Riddle Crypting Clues
Company: I, Voidhanger
Reviewer: Greg Watson
Romania has long been known as the land of Vlad Tepes and vampire legends but after metalheads hear 'A Fragile Riddle Crypting Clues', it should also be known for the birthplace of Bloodway. This album is one of those that is a genre-bender and career-defining album melded all into one insanely intricate package. No one song on this album sounds the same and the varying sounds that you get takes you through an amalgamation of musical styles, song structures and vocal ranges. This is an album that you can go back and listen to and hear something that you missed every time you replay it. There's a lot going on with this record so it's definitely one you want to take some time to devote to when you listen to it. But if you take your time with it and don't rush, you'll find an album that will definitely reshape what many people consider black metal to be and will also cause you to be completely immersed in the musical masterpiece that Bloodway have crafted on this release. This is a can't miss album from 2017!
About this Writer:Greg Watson
// Greg Watson has been hooked on the loud and heavy sounds since the summer of 1994 when he first heard the opening notes of "Operation: Mindcrime" by Queensryche. Since then his tastes have expanded and grown like the ever evolving heavy metal tree of genres. He has been an active member of Maximum Metal off and on for 10 years. In his spare time, Greg enjoys deciding the fate of his loyal subjects in the realm of Skyrim and secretly playing air keyboard to "Separate Ways" by Journey when no one is watching. He currently resides in Roanoke, VA with his wife and his metal wannabe beagle.