2. Living and Drifting
3. Days of the New
4. Bullets on the Altar
5. Zombies Dictator
6. Trace of Trait
7. Soul Alight
8. Late Night in ’85
9. Daydream Lucidity
10. When and Why
ALMAH: “Motion” wil be released on October 21!
Since the very beginning ALMAH has been in the focus of metalheads’ attention worldwide. Not only because the band was established as a project of the present ANGRA’s singer and hit maker Edu Falaschi, front man of the Brazilian metal legend over the last 10 years, but also because ALMAH has always involved excellent musicians and production crew. The first two studio albums, Almah (2007) and Fragile Equality (2008), were accepted well both by the fans and media. And last, but not least, counting five years of history, ALMAH turned from a solo project into an actual band, with its own language, style and identity. This time the musicians are proud to present ALMAH’s 3rd studio effort, MOTION, and the sound of this album is as solid and consolidated as the band itself nowadays.
MOTION was recorded in São Paulo, Brazil, at Norcal Studios in May-June 2011, and was again produced by Edu Falaschi and Felipe Andreoli. The material was composed, arranged and recorded very fast, but it doesn’t mean that any detail slipped away from attention. ALMAH worked with great inspiration and each band member contributed to the basic parts, arrangements and songwriting.
Besides Edu Falaschi, there are his ANGRA mate Felipe Andreoli (bass), Berklee-graduated guitar wizard Marcelo Barbosa, powerhouse drummer Marcelo Moreira and a master of fast solos and heaviest riffs, Paulo Schroeber, who can play everything from thrash metal to jazz and fusion.
Despite of the fact that since the very beginning ALMAH experimented with heavier and aggressive parts in the vein of melodic metal, MOTION is an album full of surprises, and the main one is that ALMAH is not a typical melodic metal band anymore! The musicians tried to tread a new, more modern way, without losing ALMAH’s recognizable touch with those shredding solos, romantic and strong powerful vocal lines among heavy guitar riffs, groovy bass and swift drums. Many special features have been used for this CD. The guitar parts were recorded with 7-strings instruments, half-step down (B flat), and the rhythm guitars were played four times for extra punch. No wonder that the result is very solid and heavy! Also, in ALMAH, Edu Falaschi has an opportunity to present his natural vocal range and style – heavy, strong, with use of various techniques including some aggressive ones. This time the band has reached the optimal balance between heavy, modern metal sound and beautiful and catchy melodies. Edu Falaschi has already stated that this CD is probably the best one in his whole discography.
Another surprise – MOTION is not a concept album from the common point of view. Every song tells its own story, but at the same time all of them have something related to movement, change and evolution. No fairytales or hidden stories here, everything is real and direct, and about people’s real life. The cover artwork was created by Edu Falaschi himself with his iPhone, using some applications to create that motion effect, which was later edited by Felipe Andreoli. The material was mixed and mastered at Split Second Sound Studios in Amsterdam, Netherlands by Jochem Jacobs (Textures) in July 2011.
Source: AFM Records