Time for Show Your Face to release their second album called ‘’Apnea’’, their fourth release in total after two EP’s and their full-length ‘’Unleash’’ two years ago. The band plays an American modern groovy style of metal which I happen to like very much from since I was younger, so I had no problem in adapting to the likes of their music. Also, it is known that at least the last decade, I consider Lamb Of God the best band in the whole world, and it was kind of inevitable that I would be responsible for this review, as I was for the ‘’Afraid’’ EP some months ago.
The quartet shows in good shape with a very good production that helps their enraging and rather neurotic metal style of playing get boosted, all sounds crystal clear and the first thing you have to praise the band for is the hard work they did, the outcome has the feeling of a professional touch and it is inevitable that it will grab listeners by the throat. Since I’ve known ‘’Afraid’’ which opens the album from the self-titled EP aforementioned, I knew there was going to be a great opener for the album, which puts the listener straight ahead to the climate of this release.
Tracks like ‘’Forgotten’’ and ‘’Desperation’’ show that the band sounds more mature than ever and if there was any good timing to release the album, that would be definitely now. Their influences can’t be hidden, but it’s not that they copy greater bands and have no personal identity. The rhythm section plays very interesting stuff and in contradiction to what mostly happens in metal releases, they lead the tracks many times for the crunching and ultra heavy guitars to follow. The riffs are built in such way to fit the voice of the turning red from screaming singer and everyone gets satisfied in the end.