Two weeks ago (March 21st) we presented you the exclusive premiere of the debut album ‘The Midas Touch’ by Dutch melodic metalcore band 2 Years To Apocalypse. The band is around since 2010 as a five-piece melodic metalcore band with two vocalists. This is their first full-length album, which they recorded last summer at Shoelace Productions.
To be very short, expect extreme tight and accessible metalcore. The aggressive male vocals of Nan Damhuis is clever followed up by the sweat and harmonic female vocals of Ilah van der Haas. For me that’s a reason to say this album is an unique mix and perfect blend of aggressive metalcore and melodic, symphonic metal. Pretty to listen to and it doesn’t border me at all.
2 Years To Apocalypse – Harvesters (official video)
The songs are damn well written and contain everything you may expect of some better metal songs. The sound and quality is reaching a very high level and competes with the colleague bands from the USA. Now I can hear you think, is everything positive about this album? Well, except the fact that you have to appreciate melodic metalcore with female vocals. And maybe there’s one thing missing: extraordinary guitar solos. The guitar riffs are magnificent and pumping, but a good guitar solo could give an extra touch to the songs. To be short: 2 Years To Apocalypse made a killer debut album, which is a must have for every melodic metal(core) lover!
Score: 8.9/10 ★★★★☆
01. Radiant 01:09
02. Colourless 02:55
03. Black Veins 03:19
04. Algorithm 02:58
05. Locust (ft. Dana Willax (Kingdom Of Giants)) 03:58
06. Immunity 03:18
07. Harvesters 03:19
08. Blind Sights 02:44
09. Dark Lights 04:10
10. Bliss (ft. Ryo Kinoshita (Crystal Lake)) 03:39
11. Revelations 01:15
12. Silence 03:31
13. Only Whispers Remain 04:25