ALBUM REVIEW: Feathers and Flesh - AvatarAn 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. Hailing from Sweden, Avatar has an interesting band story.
Inside the bonkers concept of Avatar's new album 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. This album contains many highlights; one of which being the incredible visionary that comes with the songs on this record. The intention to portray the machine like precision of the hive mind working as one alongside the short sharp melody with the many voices is done superbly.
Avatar — the metal band whose theatrical image incorporates colorful videos with absurdist humor, Colonial dress and ghoulish face paint — embarked on a world tour in March in support of their concept album Feathers and Flesh. The Swedish quintet, which formed in , has established an audience in the United States thanks to regularly touring the country for the past five years. Singer Johannes Eckerstrom explained the concept behind the album to Billboard , which employs woodland creatures as characters in its story. Then you do your own thing with it. Her existence the way she knows it would cease to be.