After Evolution – War of The Worlds (Album Review)

Release Date: June 17th 2022 - Wormholedeath Records

After Evolution - War of The Worlds

Czechia’s After Evolution delivered their second full-length album. War Of the Worlds, is not an HG Wells Homage but their own dystopian interpretation delivered with symphonic gothic power.

Nickolette Olsson’s vocals soar and are the perfect vehicle for delivering the tale. Powerful, hypnotic yet not without an earthen edge at times reminiscent of Evanescence in being able to convey the loss of emotion and fear in the tale. Final Hope ups the stakes towards the climax and the beautiful vocals are accentuated by some wonderful Celtic inclusions and that old-world authenticity.

Musically this is a powerful symphonic metal that hits all the expected moments yet adds some subtlety and some brutal moments too ‘’ Infinity Flames’’ touches on this whilst ‘’Cursed “is a beautiful slower somber moment that excels in its simplicity.

‘Librum Fortitude’’ is pure symphonic metal energy with some excellent classical touches whilst closer “The Victory’’ is the rousing zenith to the album, an orchestral composition of unconditional creativity that is uplifting yet tinged with sadness.

After Evolution delivers a classy confident inspired album that is pure 21st century, the energy of ‘’In the Chains” is a testament to their ability to merge the eleven components of the story thematically, cinematically, and full of rousing power metal.  War Of The Worlds is diverse, entertaining beautifully delivered, and excellently written. A must for those who love the genre.

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Release Year: 2022
Label: Wormholedeath Records
Category: Album
Country: Czech Republic

Reviewed by Sparky