SPIRALISM – Chakras (CD)
Man, it is really challenging to put any sort of label on Spiralism’s debut album “Chakras”, as it is a superb mixture of progressive heavy metal, progressive rock tied in with tripped out psychedelic moments.
Spiralism is a very talented and unique bunch as they mix up the more shouted vocals with the cleanly sung emotional crooning, and this really sucks your attention right into their out of this world trippin’ music. It’s like you cannot escape album’s wrath of total domination over your attention. No matter how hard you try to steer away from their music, the atmospheric abundance slowly but surely guides you to their ethereal sound.
Just listen to the progressive, apocalyptic guitar arrangements on the emotional yet aggressive sounding “Passages Of Nuit”, and you’ll truly get a sonic glimpse into how spiritual the creative energy found on “Chakras” is. The other six songs are really good and quite long in length, at an average of 7 minutes, and also drown you in their spellbinding tactics.
Lead singer and songwriter Riku Kuukka definitely knows how to bring his listeners into Spiralism’s auditory voyage to the unknown outer reaches of the atmospheric realms beyond all musical limitations.
You really need to check this album out, as Spiralism is onto something very original within the genres of eclectic heavy metal music and progressive rock. [Inverse] Sarjoo Devani