MISTY ROUTE – WITHOUT A TRACE
For this second Friday Freebie we travel towards one of the definite Heavy Hotspots… And yes, there are so many hotspots across the globe for all our styles of heavy rock, that we would like to assume the Heavy Underground is coming topside. Is it? Anyway… When it’s from the Greek hotspot, you know Ioannis Valiakos knows about it… So up next, is Athens very own power trio MISTY ROUTE and their debut album WITHOUT A TRACE!
Or as Ioannis stated: “At the outset, it should be said that the debut album of Misty Route wears its influences on its sleeve with pride and the result is just pure rock fury! With prog moments that bring to mind Tool, to some classic metal rock moments (“Compass”) and tunes that go all the way to Metallica (“The Last Breath”) and Godsmack (“For You”), this album offers nearly an hour of great rock pleasure. I can hardly think of one such person that wouldn’t enjoy that. Check them out today!”
Tom Hanno wrote: “This music is like the progressive psych metal version of Metallica, with the exception being that James Hetfield hasn’t sounded this good in many years. There’s some nice thrashy riffs that appear at the most perfect of times, and the mellow sections have an almost Tool like influence behind them. I would highly recommend this album to anyone!”
Thierry said: “Misty Route is an amazing route that passes between the past and the present, between sweetness and violence with great skill and great subtlety. This new route runs along the shores of metal and progressive rock. Damn, this very original path is pure pleasure! The band has a new fan, me. Be their next one!”
Frazer Jones added: “Superb prog metal of the type bands like Poland’s Riverside, Norway’s Gazpacho and UK’s Porcupine Tree made their names playing with a touch of Metallica like bluster thrown in for good measure.”
Their own words: “Misty Route is an alternative metal band that was formed in 2019 in Athens.
Their music is inspired by a mixture of different musical genres and is characterized mainly by its ambient character and escalating groove. Touches of psychedelic rock are harmonically brought together with metal breakouts.
“Without A Trace” is the debut full-length album of Misty Route.
An experimental journey in the world of sound, inspired by beloved faces and pure emotions.“