Promethium – Origins Review

Promethium are back with their brand new album Origins and it is a cracking release, really building on their previous album Welcome To The Institution.

Opening with Won’t Break Me, the album gets off to an energetic start with a huge introduction and some massive-sounding vocals. It is the perfect choice to get the album going and the chorus is so catchy that it could well get stuck in your head for days on end. In all honesty, the track just sounds like one that would go down extremely well live, so it will be disappointing if it doesn’t become a staple of their live set for years to come!

Following track Gunslinger is a little more on the heavier side, with some fantastic harsh vocals at the end and leads in nicely to The Art Of Hurting, another track with a heavier edge to it which features an awesome wall of guitars at the start. The chorus with clean and harsh vocals together worked fantastically.

Rain was one of the standout tracks of the album. You can really hear the emotion behind this track and it is well worth a few listens to really absorb it all and really take the whole track in. It’s a beautiful track with just the right mix of soft and heavy, and similarly, Revolver is another strong offering. As the intro kicked in, it almost sounded like it was dragging, but once it got going it really cemented itself as a catchy and memorable tune.

The album finishes with title track Origins, a slow acoustic outro that brings the album to a nice and beautifully written close – a nice touch to the noisiness and energy contained in the rest of the release!

If you love your metal, then you’ll love this. Check out Promethium now.


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