Apallic are a band from Germany that plays a very progressive and melodic form of death metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Of Fate And Sanity" which will be released in June by Boersma Records.
Atmospheric sounding synths start off the album along with some field recordings and hospital samples are also used briefly and after the intro the music goes into more of a heavier and melodic direction along with some blast beats while the vocals bring in a mixture of deep death metal growls and high pitched screams.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and when clean and acoustic guitars are utilized they give the songs a more progressive feeling along with all of the musical instruments sounding very powerful and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts and there is also a short in length instrumental before returning back to a heavier direction.
Apallic plays a style of death metal that is very melodic and progressive sounding, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover disease, sanity, madness, awareness and mythology themes.
In my opinion Apallic are a very great sounding melodic and progressive death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Awakening" "Days before The Black" "The Watchmaker" and "A Taste of Lethe". 8 out of 10.