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BAND/AUTHOR:

TUNGS10

(FRANCE)

TITLE:
THE LOST MANUSCRIPT
RELEASE DATE:
2019
LABEL:
AUTRE LABEL
GENRE:
MELODIC METAL
""The Lost Manuscript" is a complex album, intense, technical and endearing."
THIBAUTK - 26.06.2019 -
Tungs10 is a formation born in Morlaix in the summer of 2015. Singer Nathalie is surrounded by fine guitar players, a powerful bass and a jumping drum set. After a promising debut album ("Season One"), "The Lost Manuscript" is a concept inspired by the story of Mary Shelley, a British novelist who created the myth of Fankenstein, adding an icy steampunk aesthetic.

The creature wakes up to the sound of electric arcs from a metal guitar and intense cavalcades ('This Morning Of November'). However, even if the guitar is sharp, the female voice is out of step, because it is nasal like Kate Bush or Cindy Lauper. The powerful solitary six-strings contrasts with this fragility with its technical power worthy of progressive metal.

The band builds a melodic metal with progressive keys, classic of course, but very well performed. A few light passages ('The Lost Manuscript') in contrast to the heaviness of the growl, remind us of the same juxtaposition used by "Orphanage" or "Without Face". The many shred passages are worthy of "Symphony X" ('The Lost Manuscript') or "Vanden Plas" ('Wandering Around The World') and the clear voice sweeps with sensuality and clear beauty ('How Do I Feel'). The band also highlights the emotion, with airy passages that allow you to breathe ('Let Me Leave' or'No Guilt No Regrets'), but strangely it is on these evaporated passages that the song seems to be the least comfortable... 

The multiple variations, the synthetic wrappings well used ('The Machine Behind'), the dark and refreshing lyrical flights ('The Flame Is Fading Away') or a certain darkness bring Evergrey's album closer ('No Guilt No Regrets'). The work ends with a soft track ('The Flame Is Fading Away') that seems to carry a disillusioned hope. Its dark and falsely peaceful atmospheres are reminiscent of "Fear Factory", when the latter lets his emotions overflow out of his metal casing.

The Lost Manuscript' is a disc that will divide the crowds. The immersion in the concept can be daunting with its female vocals, but the male voice also brings a touch of power worthy of "Visions of Atlantis" or "Epica". Nathalie has a charming, moving, sweet and fragile voice. Finally, even if Tungs10 has embarked on a risky gamble with this complex album, he gets away with it all, offering a fluid and engaging music that radiates a warm energy. 

More informations on https://www.facebook.com/tungs10theband/

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SIMILAR BANDS

EVERGREY, VANDEN PLAS, EPICA

TRACK LISTING

01. This Morning Of November
02. How Do I Feel
03. Wandering Around The World
04. The Lost Manuscript
05. In The Fire
06. Let Me Leave
07. The Machine Behind
08. No Guilt No Regrets
09. Theyre Coming
10. The Awakening
11. The Flame Is Fading Away


LINEUP

Bastos: Batterie
Cédric Andreolli: Chant / Guitares
Nathalie Kowalczyk: Chant
Pierre-yves Jaouen: Guitares
Sebastien Morvan: Basse


TAGS:
Romantic, Technical, Concept-album, Female voice, Deep voice, Grunt/Growl voice, Guttural voice
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