APOTHEUS - Ergo Atlas
Album: Ergo Atlas
Release Date: October 6th, 2023
Label: Black Lion Records
Inspired by the work of science fiction author Issac Asimov, the new album “Ergo Atlas” of Portuguese progmetal band APOTHEUS is a direct sequel to their 2019 released "The Far Star". The new epic takes place Millions of years after their last mission and tells about an artificial intelligence coming up with an ingenious plan that puts life in the Universe at risk.
Sound-wise, they sit somewhere between Evergrey and Soen with their kind of musical storytelling, clicking all boxes ffo rather dark, heavy prog. Fitting to the plot they come along with a good variety in their compositions, building up dense soundscapes to catch the gloomy sci-fi atmosphere, accompanied by a challenging rhythmic and some marvelous guitar action, giving room for the vocals to unfold the saga.
While it took me a bit to get into “Ergo Atlas”, the knowledge about the background helped to dive deeper into this journey, and it was worth it.
Written by Katha (originally for The Progspace)
Miguel Andrade - Vocals / Rhythm Guitar
Luís "Gold Monkey" - Lead Guitar
Daniel Rocha - Bass
Albano “von Hammer” - Drums
1. Shape and Geometry
2. The Unification Project
5. Ergo Bellum
6. March to Redemption
7. Alphae's Sons
8. Re: union
9. Re: genesis