AMOS - A MATTER OF TIME (Bombworks)
ABOUT THE ALBUM
Long-standing band hailing from Brazil which infuses gothic influences with adeptly played technical progressive / power metal. Amos's first release, Gothic Soul, sold very well worldwide, producing 2 separate releases (the second one including bonus tracks and better mastering). A Matter of Time easily surpasses it in every aspect, with better song-writing, more interesting music, better lyrics, and awesome production. Even the artwork on this CD is awesome and makes one wonder what melodies lurk inside. All songs are in English and should whet the progressive / gothic appetite in all of you.
Brazil?s Amos can trace its roots back to 1994 where it got its start as a heavy doom influenced project. The bands first release, a demo entitled Comfort In Trouble, hit the shelves in 1998 while a year later it put out the goth-like progressive melodic metal of its aptly titled sophomore effort Gothic Soul. After re-issuing Gothic Soul in 2001 with new artwork and three bonus tracks, Amos returned to the studio and recorded A Matter Of Time, a 2005 outing which also saw the band move in a progressive melodic metal direction with gothic leanings. The key word here is melodic in that Amos continues to display a penchant for writing a song with a catchy hook, a trend best showcased on progressive metal masterpieces ?Pentecost? and ?The Gathering? in addition to the straightforward hard rock sounds of ?Ark Of The Covenant? and ?Time To Die?. Amos can even compose a slower composition that reflects the doom-ish tendencies of its past. "For Me?, for example, comes across in the form of slow and driving hard rock while the progressive rock semi-ballad "Alone" and the majestic ?Shadows Of Thy Cross? both plod along as well.