THRESHOLD OF REVELATION
SEASON OF MIST
Progressive metal unit Twelfth Gate play with the technical fervor and aggressive edge of bands like Nevermore and Symphony X, meshing blistering death metal riffs with melodic metal vocals on its latest endeavor THRESHOLD OF REVELATION. This Chicago quintet’s darkened and heavy-handed assault is more Death and less Dream Theater, as the twin guitars weave intricate tapestries that the fearless rhythm section handles dutifully on tracks like “Together Divided” and “Branded”. Thrashing at times, bone jarringly heavy at others, yet somehow maintaining a melodic middle ground thanks to some stellar vocal gymnastics, Twelfth Gate’s hybrid metal sound has something for every discerning headbanger awaiting the new Iron Maiden and Iced Earth releases.