With the self-titled debut full-length from occult heavy metal sorcerers, MIRROR, now less than two weeks from official release, today Cvlt Nation is streaming the band’s namesake track at THIS LOCATION.
A work of rare passion, drama and intrigue, MIRROR’s collection of cult crypt-kickers and mighty conjurings bears all the hallmarks of an instant classic. The musical brainchild of bassist Tas Danazoglou (Satan’s Wrath, ex-Electric Wizard), a chance meeting with respected producer (Ghost, Cathedral, Paradise Lost) and accomplished drummer Jaime Gomez Arellano led to the pair hitting on a shared vision of a classically aligned outfit that drew inspiration from the epic amplified landscapes of lore and legend whilst avoiding the lure of mere tribute, rather reinventing the sound and fury they loved anew. They were soon joined by Satan’s Wrath axeman Stamos K, and their fate further sealed by the arrival of the mightily operatic tenor of vocalist Jimmy Mavromatis, before the ouroborus was completed with the arrival of Los Angeles-based guitarist Matt Olivo (Repulsion).
Together as MIRROR they deliver a thunderously resonant salvo of metal magnificence. Grandiose in approach, richly melodic in delivery and fiercely passionate in character, Mirror is a veritable feast for the lover of traditional hard rock and heavy metal. Whilst denim-and-leather-clad pastiche abounds in contemporary metal circles, Mirror stands proud and impervious to fashion, artifice or foolhardy overstatement – merely a true-as-steel testimony to power and ardor that transcends generations. From the Hammond-abetted bruiser “Heavy King” to the stomping groove and harmony-driven thrust of “Madness And Magik,” and from the galloping madness of “Galleon” to the colossal closer “Elysian,” these torrents of tumultuous riffing and monstrous bravura volley forth in gloriously devil-may-care style.
In addition to today’s premiere, you can also sample the triumphant resonance of sixth track, “Galleon,” still playing at The Obelisk at THIS LOCATION as well as first single, the epic “Heavy King,” where you’ll also find preorder bundles at metalblade.com/mirror.
MIRROR’s self-titled debut will see release via Metal Blade Records on November 13th, 2015,
“….a progressive answer to retro rock…” – Dead Rhetoric
“MIRROR have done a great job here incorporating classic hard rock and metal elements into a style that’s truly exciting and fresh while still paying homage to the past…a killer debut…” – Sea Of Tranquility