Fifth Density is an American band that plays progressive metal accompanied with various other influences. The band has released their second album “Dominion of the Sun” in August — a follow-up to 2013’s “Mortality in Question.”
“Dominion of the Sun” features some impressive prog / death metal riffs and brutal vocals, which manages to catch the listener’s attention from the beginning! Although the record is not the typically ‘raw’ when it comes to the death metal side, the vocals and the drums (from time to time) give us that raw atmosphere. The guitars, on the other hand, are always in transition, offering both heavy and mellow tones, showing us the diverse and melodic side of the album. In this sense, the record is brutal but also melodic and catchy; I am sure that the listeners will want to hear the record again and again to hear a certain guitar riff, clean vocals, growls or the crushing drums.
A highlight in the atmospheric elements; this aspect made the record much more fascinating and even a bit diverse in my opinion. I even thought to myself that the band could have gone a bit further with the atmospheric approach by using more synths or orchestral elements.
“Dominion of the Sun” marks the great next step for the Phoenix based. I am looking forward to what Fifth Density will come up with in the future. If you have a chance to see them live, don’t miss it!