Liturgia by BlooM: Review
From their debut album ‘Project 20’, the Spanish prog metal band BlooM released their latest single Liturgia. This is the seventh song of the 8-track album.
With complex time signatures and heavy guitars, the track hits hard from the get-go. Multiple complex polyrhythms play along at the same time not only give the composition its complexity but also make it sound mystical and thus captivating. The added key changes along the rhythm give the song that progressive metal flair.
“But there’s some things that I can relate
Trust me, wait for the ignorant
Vines over the merciless
All absorbed praying for
Otherwise it will all come down
But there are some others that can relate
Wise men can’t be forbidden
Theorists will be revealed
By my mother nature”
Although the album bears the 70s prog-rock concept album flair, throughout this song the influence of modern prog giants like Tool, Meshuggah, Gojira can be heard and BlooM doesn’t really shy away from embracing the direction the modern prog scene has taken. With tuned-down heavy guitars building up to the heavy mean djenty breakdowns and tension in between the bridges, the song doesn’t follow a conventional song structure. The song is full of riffs that are very fun to listen to and to play on the guitar. The vocals on this song are clean yet dynamic and captivating. The vocal style might remind some of Soen and Tool but Victor Elena has some chops of his own. He effortlessly navigates through the time signature and key changes throughout the song and matches the energy of the heavy guitars and fast and hard-hitting drums. As a standalone song, this song would fit perfectly in anyone’s prog-metal playlist along with the big names.
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Photo credits: BlooM
Review by: Gabe Finch