Polarys‘ take is one of modern progressive power metal, the kind that does away with all the hokey qualities that lead people to call it ‘flower metal’, instead focusing on heavy guitars and chunky riffs. The music here isn’t as technical as Nevermore was, but it’s in the same spirit. In fact, the instrumentals are the best part of this album. The brain-trust that put this together known how to play, and they have a good ear for writing power metal that is at the heavier end of the spectrum. It has that typical modern sound, but it’s one that is rarely well-utilized in power metal, so it’s good to hear it done properly.
Incredible musicianship and fresh sonic ideas permeate every single song on the “Cosmic Singularity,” making for an enjoyable and diverse playlist. I find that every musician sort of speaks a unique language here even though genres might be similar, influences might be shared and experiences might be common. Every single instrument, as well as vocals, have a unique footprint. It’s incredibly interesting to listen to an album where there are so many of these personal footprints clashing together and truly colliding into something unique and beautiful. This particular release is definitely among the most interesting progpower metal albums released as of late, and it’s growing on me from “extremely good” to “awesome” every time I listen through it.
Douchan Djukic and the company have managed to wrap up an interesting and well-executed concept with the usual attention to details that sum up together seamlessly in order to build a greater picture that encompasses everything in a very unitary and cohesive way. “Cosmic Singularity” is a fierce and unapologetic showcase of talent that shines through in every possible aspect of the production, from performance value, to song-writing and sheer recording aesthetics. This is the kind of record that you really want to listen to from start to finish as a single unity because it really flows like a single, unitary concept.
"Cosmic Singularity" is a fierce and unapologetic showcase of talent that shines through in every possible aspect of the production, from performance value, to song-writing and sheer recording aesthetics.