Germany's Attic perform "classic old-school heavy metal" on their new album called The Invocation. The band started out in 2010 and prior to this new full length album they also released an EP.
Attic are obviously very inspired by Mercyful Fate/King Diamond, like the haunting themes and vocals which are so very reminiscent in range and sound to that of King Diamond's which are a acquired taste that I have always enjoyed. And while no one can replace the King if he ever needed a fill- in this guy could do an admirable job. You have to expect to get comparisons drawn when a band like Attic wear their influences so prominently for all to hear and this talented group have used that inspiration to record a notable album.
This Attic is one haunting place with tales of the dark as the organ sounds and the album begins with "The Hidden Grave" easing you into "Funeral In The Woods" and if you're a fan of the above acts then you will have an idea of what evilness awaits, just see the song titles below. And also just like those bands the guitar playing is a highlight of the songs which are all good, and show Attic have the potential to maybe one day even write classics like those which Mercyful Fate have given us.
If you can get past those similarities and appreciate what is on offer The Invocation is a impressive release from Attic. There is still a place for this kind of classic metal material, so good on Attic for doing what they can to keep it going and very well I might add. I was certainly entertained when listening to The Invocation.
Track list: 1. The Hidden Grave
2. Funeral In The Woods
3. Join The Coven
5. Ghost of the Orphanage
6. In The Chapel
7. The Invocation
8. The Headless Horseman
9. Satan's Bride
10. Evil Inheritance
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