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Baron Carta: Step into the Plague

Merging the sublimely combined expertise of the United Kingdom based Severed Fifth axeman Jono Bacon, German powerhouse Ralf Scheepers of Primal Fear on vocal duties and the adroit thunderous stick hitting Morten Gade Sorensen from Pyramaze’s, we have Baron Carta, a heavyweight outlet creating a fine form of a crushing battalion of Heavy Metal with a Progressively-minded seasoning; distributing a four-track E.P in the name of the harshly titled Step into the Plague.

Comprehensively, we have a mixed bag of some weighty pedal to the metal musicality on offer here, spreading a fine form of composition just to get us started in the world of Baron Carta and taking us to a new territory for the likes of the ex-Gamma Ray frontman Scheepers with a modernised flavouring of Metal, especially on the stupendously melodic presentation of the evocative first episode ‘Out of Time’ smothered with a raw and expressively layered guitar riff from Bacon that really turns up the heat alongside a magnificently constructed guitar drenched outro; capturing the real essence of what is to come for the fitting three-piece in the arms and eyes of the future.

Furthermore, there is an immense trial of speed used in thrashy vortex with the splendour driving performance with Sorensen elegantly shining through on the drums, fundamentally displayed on the accursed second track ‘Devil to Send’; undoubtedly crashing through as the most superior obstacle on offer through the four-song affair and it masterly enters an astonishing thunder dome to even summon the likes of the legions of the underworld from the dark depths of below.

Towards the finalising agenda, the Baron delves deeper into a hefty Progressive Metal region with the charmingly composed melodically transpiring closer ‘Act 1: Duty ‘, before the superlative instalment welcomes a heavier turn of events after its euphonious foundations layered with Ralf’s vocalised lines soulfully appearing with one of his finest stretches of form, diverting from his known works with Primal Fear or even his Progressively-infused power Metal project Blackwelder and additionally, alluring us with the magnificently persuasive demonstration on the blinding grasp of the straight up Hard Rocker ‘Truth to Power’; served with a slight hint of progression and the closest thing that comes to Primal Fear on this entire offering �" what a mind dazzling start to this contemporary project and new way of releasing the latest material, ditching and breaking the usual album cycle with E.P releases instead.

Track list:
1) Out of Time
2) Devil to Send
3) Truth to Power
4) Act 1: Duty

Added: March 28th 2021
Reviewer: James Mannion
Related Link: Band Website
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Language: english

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