Review by Phoenix Van Der Weyden: The most famous and longest running Russian metal band, Aria or Ария just unleashed their newest work entitled “Curse of the Seas” and I have to say it´s one of the best shredding gifts given by Mother Russia to the world.
Aria has a cult following among metal fans and actually a big following in East Europe, the amazing musicianship and the fact that the songs are all sung in Russian makes them a force of nature in the genre.
In “Curse of the Seas” we see a great talented band, bringing their sound to 2018, but not in a way that turned their music generic, we see here a natural evolution of a band. The 80´s roots are still there and at some points of the album I heard some strong Racer X influences. (Reminder that you have to be pretty good to have Racer X influences).
The title track “Curse of the Seas” runs for 12 minutes in such a classic well played and well produced way that I wished it lasted longer. Amazing band that released an amazing album ! Additional info at: https://www.facebook.com/AriaRussiaOfficial
My rating: 100/100 (Outstanding, high valued albums & Classic Ones… a direct purchase is advisable !)