Until Rain return with their new album ‘Season V’, following up two years after the release of ‘Inure’. They hold the course and continue evolving to an amalgmation of alternative and prog metal. Dark and sinister but also melodic and fragile. This time with even heavier but at the same time even softer moments.
Shortly after their 2017 tour promoting Inure, Until Rain started writing ‘Season V’. Heavily inspired by themes found in the visionary & surreal tv series ‘Leftovers’ they decided to base the themes of this album to the unreal struggles that the characters of this series deal with: grief, inability to adjust to something new, loneliness, search for happiness, search for meaning, the need to save themselves and their loved ones.
The title doubles as a reference to the number 5 since this is the 5th studio reléase of the band but also setting the idea of a 5th season. A season outside time. A season where warmth and cold, light and dark, can interact and coexist. A season that exists in one’s mind and heart and can be either a source of depression and sadness or the driving force to a better life.
The characters of this concept album are all victims of the same catastrophe but the way they deal with it is different in many ways. And that’s exactly what Until Rain explore in this album.
Musically, this album is inspired by a lot of different artists and different genres of music and it is a journey with a clear start middle and ending. Like most Until Rain albums it matures with every time you listen to it. It’s not for the faint hearted…
* 9/10 * "What I really love about this one is just how unique it feels. Until Rain simply refuse to settle in any pattern and try to make something different with every record."
Andrei Dan (www.metal-observer.com
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* 8/10 *
Nikoleta Sarantou (Metal Hammer GR)