The album has a promising start with the title-track, a song that starts with a frenetic riff and with Bjerkø’s nervous screaming which then leads into a melodic middle passage to in turn return to the hypnotic frenzy of the beginning.
All the songs have this sort of “progressive” vibe to them, never one song repeating itself or having a standard Thrash feel to them, they all have their own flavor, almost resembling METALLICA’s early work. My favorite songs from this album has got to be “Trapped in Bodies” and“The Killing of Mother Earth”, the latter one especially because of its acoustic intro and mature lyric work that denote their ability for writing beyond the standard Metal themes.
In conclusion I can say that TANTARA has released a great debut album and that I can look at the future of Heavy Metal and see that it lies in good hands. ~ review by Daniel Silva (Metal Temple)
1. Based On Evil (5:57) 2. Mass Murder (7:41) 3. Negligible (6:08) 4. Souls (7:07) 5. The Debate (6:03) 6. Human Mutation (7:50) 7. Trapped In Bodies (9:28) 8. Prejudice Of Violence (6:01) 9. The Killing Of Mother Earth (6:02)
Fredrik Bjerkø: Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar Per Semb: Lead Guitar Stian Sannerud: Drums Max Warnby: Bass Guitar