Einvera In Your Image

Einvera In Your Image
Los Angeles technical metal trio Einvera present a conglomeration of instruments balled up into a successfully stringent debut album. In Your Image delivers teeth-cutting progressive metal with a smattering of death influences while utilizing keyboards, banjo, accordion, glockenspiel, pedal steel, violin, cello and trumpet. Yet beyond their expansive sound, the band don't stray from metal genre conventions. As a result, In Your Image has enough variance in tempo and rhythm to come across as one of the more interesting metal releases of the year. The album begins with a violin solo that sounds clumsy at first, but makes for a good fit halfway through, as the melody synchronizes with the tech metal blasts that take over. At midpoint, "Send Me Home" shifts the album into new dimensions, as it's a twiddling, banjo-infused rockabilly interlude. "Let In Without a Name" begins with a lulling trumpet and Spanish guitar intro that collapses into bone-crushing guitar and drums. Einvera use unconventional instruments (like that glockenspiel) in each song, creating melodies that melt within the speedy drums, intricate guitar and strong vocal presence. Einvera will carry technical metal into new dimensions in style and sound. (Independent)