Metalite – “Biomechanicals”

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Oct 172019
 

Pop metal prodigies Metalite return with a new vocalist and a further refined sound on their second album, Biomechanicals.

Some music can instantly be placed when heard and Swedish pop songs fall into that category for me.  It was almost exactly 2 years ago I reviewed Heroes in Time, the debut from the Swedish band Metalite.  In the meantime, I’ve listened to a lot of music and as soon as I heard the first song on Biomechanicals the Swedish pop sensibilities became readily apparent.  For those who don’t know, the band is from Stockholm and been around since 2015.  Guitariste Edwin Premberg met vocalist Emma Bensing and the two began a collaboration with producer Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Evergrey, Amaranthe) and the songs started to flow.  In the next year, the rest of the band was added and the band signed to Inner Wound Records.  This time around, the band has picked up Erica Ohlsson to handle the vocal duties while keeping everything else the same including producer Jacob Hansen and recording at Hansen Studios.

Given the band being a female-fronted pop metal band, one expects much of the emphasis to be on the vocals so after the departure of the excellent Emma Bensing, the obvious question is whether or not Erica Ohlsson can fill those large shoes.  As it turns out there is nothing to worry about in the vocal department, much like her predecessor, Erica’s vocals are perfectly suited for Swedish pop almost too perfectly, perhaps.  Think about any popular Swedish pop band’s vocals and Erica could fill in for any of them, her vocals are that good for that style.  To my ears though, Emma’s vocals were a bit darker in tone, making them more suited for the more aggressive sound on Heroes in Time that I favor.

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Sep 202019
 

‘Apocalypse’, the brand new song and music video from Swedish female fronted metallers Metalite, has been launched. This is the first single from the group’s upcoming album, “Biomechanicals”, that will be released on 25th of October via AFM Records. Check it out below.

The future is close: And she looks pretty overwhelming. Two years after their exciting debut „Heroes In Time“, the Swedish Melodic Metal renewers Metalite return with a new singer and a giant stroke. This band could be the new heroes of Modern Metal – trendsetting, epic and of highest quality. Of course, we have been knowing for long that the Swedish do have a hand for successful Metal. But an album with the quality of „Biomechanicals“ is even for this country a rarity. Influenced by the concept of bands like Within Temptation, the quintet from Stockholm reinvents classic Melodic Metal – and unleashes a storm of power, monumentality and zeitgeist, that you cannot escape. „Biomechanicals“ continues the high level from their debut and turns everything to 11, what stood on 10 before: A richer production, stronger songwriting and an elusive and mysterious aura distinguishes „Biomechanicals“ from everything you already know about Melodic Metal. Continue reading »

Aug 242019
 

‘Far From The Sanctuary’, the brand new song and music video from Swedish female fronted metallers Metalite, has been launched. This is the first single from the group’s upcoming album, “Biomechanicals”, that will be released on 25th of October via AFM Records. Check it out below.

The future is close: And she looks pretty overwhelming. Two years after their exciting debut „Heroes In Time“, the Swedish Melodic Metal renewers Metalite return with a new singer and a giant stroke. This band could be the new heroes of Modern Metal – trendsetting, epic and of highest quality. Of course, we have been knowing for long that the Swedish do have a hand for successful Metal. But an album with the quality of „Biomechanicals“ is even for this country a rarity. Influenced by the concept of bands like Within Temptation, the quintet from Stockholm reinvents classic Melodic Metal – and unleashes a storm of power, monumentality and zeitgeist, that you cannot escape. „Biomechanicals“ continues the high level from their debut and turns everything to 11, what stood on 10 before: A richer production, stronger songwriting and an elusive and mysterious aura distinguishes „Biomechanicals“ from everything you already know about Melodic Metal.

With Metalite’s expertly use of electronic elements, influenced by the Trance Era of early 21st century, sphaeric layers mix with flirring sequences and stoic beats fit like a second skin for the massive, melodic and outrageous catchy soundwall. But also the new singer Erica Ohlsson shapes that energetic sound. Continue reading »