THE BLUEPRINT DIVES
Looking for adventures in metal? Then Extol’s stunning new release is just the album you need, as this 13-track barrage of jawdropping genre-hopping and mature savagery will convert even the most stubborn of metal fans that think they’ve heard it all. Pushing boundaries much like Opeth, but with their ears a little more open to the mainstream, songs like “Gloriana”, “Void”, and “From the Everyday Mountain Top” portray a band whose unmistakable Norwegian roots are contorted in ways never before heard, yielding the type of provocative listening experience reserved for bands such as Faith No More, Neurosis, and Melvins. Staying heavy yet straying away from formulaic compositions, Extol’s latest album is a rousing display of a band unafraid to go the extra mile.