Azusa – Heavy Yoke (New/Sealed CD) Solid State 2018

  • Solid State 2018
  • New/Sealed CD
  • For fans of Extol

I’m not sure if the band members like it or not, but you’ll hear this often (and you’ll hear it from me here): Azusa is the rebirth of Extol. And for die-hard Extol fans, this project should be a thoroughly welcome development on the rock scene. Make no mistake, though: this isn’t simply Extol 2.0. Azusa takes Extol’s virtues to a whole new level, providing a fresh experience for lovers of extreme  metal.

What a debut! Azusa delights the ears and the intellect.

David Husvik’s presence on the drums is unmistakable: complex, elaborate drum loops, coupled with Liam Wilson’s rugged bass-playing. And much in the vein of Extol, the enchantingly melodic vocals--brilliantly executed by Eleni Zafiriadou--are counter-balanced by Christer Espevoll’s brutal guitar riffs.

A final note on the lead vocalist. If one is looking for Extol comparisons, Eleni Zafiriadou is a rightful heir to Peter Espevoll’s vocal throne: her vocal melodies are as gratifying as Peter’s, and her growls are equally aggressive. I, for one, am thrilled to see a woman fronting this musical project so skillfully, and I can’t wait to see them flourish in the years to come.


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