Quinta Essentia – Archetypal Transformation
Archetypal Transformation is the second album of these black metaller from USA. But a first clarification is incumbent: we are not talking about a classic black metal act but about an experimental extreme metal band able to gain the right exposure thanks to praiseworthy technical skills and to a remarkable originality. Quinta Essentia are four professional musicians that are able to capture their listeners, as they say by themselves, with a really high level of composition, an interesting lyrical concept and magic: and I want to say with also (and above all) with the hundreds of shades and variations of their offer. Fifty-five minutes of pleasure: this experimental black metal is epic, with many double guitar arrangement, dark harmonies and wonderful solos; the vocals are harsh and clean, perfectly arranged and studied; the drums are not only extreme but really close by the progressive border: and the same I can say about the bass guitar, finally important as it must be and vital. The band is furious, dark and deep with a colossal sound: try to imagine Opeth playing black metal and you’ll be near to them even if it will never be enough. Personally I can’t ask more to an experimental black metal band: brave and perfect.