- Water over Stone
- Atmos (Masto) Stoma
- Night Wanders by
- El Dolor
- The Opera House
- The Reservoir
Release Date: 14 January 2014 – Self Released
“A Sunrise with Clouds”
Tungsten are another occasion in progressive where the american bands confess their love for the European sound. Needless to say that apart from the various bands you can hear, you can also see the will for things that may concern us more in the near future. Yet, “The Reservoir” is just a debut with good and disinterested moments.
The biggest advantage of the band is that the members think more of being progressive in mind and less being direct to act. The constitutions of the songs are really nice, with preludes on keys that look straight to Rush, Opeth and Camel and then tones of heavy riffs that this excellent production help them to be the basic stigma of the album. The work of Ben and Jeff is fruitful and without exaggerations getting into solos feels like the sound of great English heavy bands. You can check “Contamination”, “Water over Stone” or “The Reservoir”. Even the arresting moment of “Coda” functions positively.
While there are nice stuff in songs that can keep you there, one thing makes me forget everything. Titi’s voice really makes me stay away from the album. In order not to be misunderstood, I have nothing against her. But her vocals to my ears do not fit this music style. Even when she tries to catch the growls of Akerfeldt in the heaviest parts of the album, it’s too much for me to sit it out.
I see that they try to do something different, but if that material was instrumental would be more evocative to me. I don’t know if Titi can change her way of singing, but always the best for a band is to do what satisfy them more and if Titi’s voice is the right one, then my point of view is the last that someone should check.
Review by Dr.Feelgood