Symphonic Progressive Death Metal from New York, NY
"When you listen to music, how do you experience it? Do you listen to it in the darkness, and let it take control of your emotions? Does it bring to life another world? With Homerik, your only limit is your imagination.
Inspired by world and classical genres, and various styles of Metal, Homerik seeks to amaze audiences with large scale productions and interactive performances. With influences from Norse culture, Egypt, Spain, Eastern Asia and many more countries around the world, their music is approachable by all listeners whether they are devout fans of the Metal genre or not."
I have seen Homerik refer to their music as "epic metal" and I certainly agree. Not in the adjective sense where we say something is epic like hardcore. It is symbolic of the "epics" in mythology. They have a style well suited for the sophisticated metalhead. It has the darkness and brutality the death metal fan craves but a cerebral quality that enchants and educates us with a varity of indigious styles and stories. Which is displayed phenominally with Curse of the Black Nile, where you actually feel like you are in Egypt, but moshing. When you are listening to their music it is almost like you are traveling to either that location or period of time.
Curse of the Black Nile - Homerik
I really have to give this band a lot of props because it pushes the envelope of what we traditionally view as Metal music. It actually challenges the genre that you think is unchallengeable but not done in a disrespectful or mocking way like some bands have done in the past. Their music is an escape into a mythical land where you can turn on the music, close your eyes and let your brain paint the visuals for you. Wendigo is absolutely captivating with the chant, growling vocal style, and moments of suffering.
The one thing I find a little challenging when reviewing their music is it is hard to capture its true beauty and essence into words. You are not just listening to the music with your ears and can explain it into the technical terms of the industry or genre. It is music that needs to be experienced and felt. It is something that each person who listens to it will take away something different, which is where the true beauty lies. No two people will be touched in the same way. So this is merely my humble attempt at trying to convey what I felt and heard, not so much with my ears, but my heart and mind. This is my musical journey, and I challenge everyone who is reading this, to shut off the world for a moment, turn this music on and just let it consume you. You will get great transitions, a wide range of vocal styles, and intense rhythms, but the feeling you are left with after you are done listening will be your own gift. Thank you Homerik for such a lovely gift and for bringing this experience to my life. I am eager to see where this group of talented artists wind up and what other experiences they have in store for their loyal fans. And mark the date on your calendar because the album is set to release on Halloween and be sure to check out their website where you can get 3 free downloads of their music. You won't regret it.
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All reviews are written by Italian Metal Queen aka @OceansStorm