|Review: Carthagods - The Monster in Me|
|The Monster in Me|
Label: Darkside Records Europe
Year released: 2019
Genre: Heavy/Power Metal
Review online: August 9, 2020
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
for:The Monster in Me
Rated 4/5 (80%) (4 Votes)
A North African band who have actually been gigging around for better than twenty years in one form or another, Carthagods are finally releasing their second full-length and getting worldwide distribution, which they absolutely deserve, because this band is definitely an underground jewel. Mixing influences from Symphony X, Evergrey, and even Nevermore, this band has produced a percussive, impressive breakout album.
Carthagods are progressive, but they are definitely of the more aggressive school common in the US, making use of complex song structures and intricate rhythms rather than baroque excess or instrumental showmanship. The production is razor-sharp, and playing is clean and tight, and vocalist Mehdi Khema is going to turn some heads with his rough, Jorn Lande-style attack and tremendous charisma. If you are a fan of Evergrey, Masterplan, or even bands like Communic or Scariot, then this is a band to check out.
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