Avatar - Feathers & Flesh (, Yellow Fluorescent, Vinyl) | DiscogsAn owl soars through the night sky, enjoying her dominance over the land. As she swoops and dives and flies, she ponders on her place in the world. Suddenly, from behind an emerald tower, an eagle dives in with a bit of uninvited arrogance, bringing with him change, and the light. The owl gathers her children close and races away, looking for a place for them to hide them. She plots to gather an army of nocturnal creatures to help her win a war against the eagle and ultimately destroy the sun so she can continue to live in eternal night.
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A concept album , it is the story of an owl who goes to war against an eagle who threatens to bring the day and end the owl's reign. After several tours supporting 's Hail the Apocalypse , Avatar entered the studio in December to begin recording a then unnamed follow-up studio album. Keyboard arrangements for the album were made by Aron Parmerud. The start of recording sessions also coincided with multiple updates via the band's Instagram account, chronicling their time in the studio. It's about this owl who goes to war against the world to prevent the sun from rising. It's a fable inspired by the work of the famous French fable writer Jean de La Fontaine , so the creatures in the fable represent a side of the human psyche or different behaviors.
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Rocked: Album Review: Avatar – Feathers & Flesh
Their dark, twisted circus sideshow built around grooving melodic death metal and their engaging live shows have gained them a large fan base over the past decade. The latest addition to their list of tales, a. The album itself is an incredibly intricate yet marvellous piece of work; from the first few seconds you are first under the impression that it will be a more radio friendly piece. Yes it might be a little less brutal to what they have produced previously but fans will be reassured that there is still the tints of AVATAR that make them stand out from them rest. It can be believed the lighter sense comes from the fact it is a concept album and they had a much wider pallet to work with, giving the tracks a great variety of sound.
However much of the music, while occasionally being borderline generic, works quite well, and is ultimately a fun hour of listening. Avatar is a theatrical melo death metal band, which needs to be understood by the listener before delving into their music. Personally, they fall well short of Alice Cooper , but certainly higher than Manson. This made the predominantly prog fan in me quite happy as I have an admitted weakness and love for concept albums. The band, however, goes into the story with great gusto and seriousness and so produced a fairly enjoyable melo death album. The music throughout is rather bombastic, which given the philosophy behind the band should come as no great surprise. Instead they produced a very consistent riff and groove based album, which is also heavily melodic.