Reinvigorating the global death metal scene is no small task, but Japanese melodic death metal band Alphoneix is up to the task. The Tokyo-based band is no stranger to the scene, and all of the members are seasoned musicians who have a genuine passion for melodic death metal as a genre. Together vocalist Thor, guitarist and vocalist Shimpei (Solar Guitars endorsement), bassist Bitoku (Ibanez endorsement), guitarist Yuki, and drummer Shohei have all played roles in some of Japan’s defining metal bands such as Myproof, Sailing Before The Wind, Serenity In Murder, and more. The five come together to bring a new re-fusion of melodic death metal and metalcore that pays homage to the critical structural features while being bold and brash with more experimental elements. Energetic instrumentals and crisp drum thrashing mixed in with their melodic compositions give Alphoenix a sound that capitalizes on their strengths.
The album features heavy riffs, dramatic parts, aggressive screams, refrain guitar melodies, impressive guitar solos, and other melodic death metal elements that have been updated to touch the heartstrings of the metal heads.