From Sweden comes the latest studio album titled "Feathers & Flesh" from the melodic heavy metal band Avatar. Lead singer Johannes Eckerstrom leads his band of minstrels, wearing make-up that blurs the line between Alice Cooper and Ringling Bros. Circus. While their look may make them stand out, their music is what grabs your attention.
Their new fourteen-song release is a concept album that centers around the story of an owl who goes to war with the rest of the world. The album begins with the two-minute build-up of "Regret," which leads into the intense pace of "House Of Eternal Hunt." The story gets established with the addictive lyrics of "The Eagle Has Landed," while "Tooth, Beak & Claw" features a hardcore metal sound, before slowing down for the ballad "Fiddler's Farewell." The thunderous, marching rhythm of "One More Hill" and mainstream metal of "Black Waters" showcases the expertise that Avatar have to offer as each member understands his place in the band. The album finishes with the aggressive, prog-metal appeal of "Pray The Sun Away" and seven-minute epic "Sky Burial."
Avatar will be on tour in the U.S. throughout the month of May, before heading back to Europe in June. To find out more about their latest album "Feathers & Flesh," please visit avatarmetal.com.