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Review: Argus - From Fields of Fire
From Fields of Fire

Label: Cruz Del Sur Music
Year released: 2017
Duration: 55:04
Tracks: 9
Genre: Heavy/Doom

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: August 6, 2017
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Readers Rating
From Fields of Fire

Rated 3.88/5 (77.5%) (8 Votes)

From Fields of Fire is the fourth full-length from Pennsylvania's Argus and it continues in the tradition of the band's prior releases with great slabs of Heavy/Doom Metal. The vocals are gritty and powerful, the riffs thick and heavy with thoughtful solos and the bottom end a rock upon which any castle could stand 1,000 years. Argus keep the pace lively which means even if you don't normally dig Doom, you'll find something to like here. Even though the atmosphere is solemn, Argus keeps things epic and expansive and don't ever get bogged down in banging away on the same progression for undue lengths of time. My gripe with From Fields of Fire, and Argus, is that they seem to be in the exact same groove they were with Boldly Stride the Doomed and Beyond the Martyrs so this new album sounds very similar but without any standout tracks. It's great while it's on but leaves little lasting impression and Argus are in danger of transitioning from a groove to a rut.

From Fields of Fire is solid and I won't turn it off when it comes on the playlist but I don't feel compelled to seek it out when searching for something to listen to. I'm not saying Argus should change their sound but they could stand to push the envelope a little next time.

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