Genre: Melodic death metal
Label: Nuclear Blast
Equilibrium had recently been through some changes. Having changed almost to the core in the beginning of the decade, the Bavarian group welcomed now two new members, Martin Berger on the bass, as well as the wonderful Skadi Rosenhurst on the keyboards. Anyhoo, “Regenades” marks a new era for the band, since it looks nothing like its’ predecessors. From the opening track to “Rise of The Phoenix”, the until-now-known as folk metal group, who dealt with issues such as nature and Norse mythology, has embraced a more modern, melodic sound, on the paths of the new age finnish/ swedish melodeath. It’s not that it’s a bad record, on the contrary. It just looks nothing like the “Turis Fratyr” and “Sagas” amazing era, not even like the most recent one, “Armageddon”. A lot more complicated and technical playing, more social subjects on the loose, less thick keyboards and more clean vocals. Fans should be bitter after hearing that. Whoever likes to welcome new stuff on their library, should really like it though, even if there is some bit of prejudice on the back of the head because of this change. Maybe it just needs some time. One thing for sure, the “old” Equilibrium have sent their farewells.