KADINJA

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Su­per 90’

ARIS­ING EM­PIRE Paris’s pro­gres­sive met­allers learn to bring the smooth with the rough

Kadinja’s 2017 de­but, As­cen­dancy, of­fered a rau­cous in­tro­duc­tion to their djent-in­fused brand of pro­gres­sive metal, and their fol­low-up con­tin­ues in much the same man­ner. Re­turn­ing fans will revel in the open­ing trio of riffheavy head­bangers packed with dart­ing gui­tar riffs and rhyth­mic in­tel­lect, Em­pire and Strive prov­ing par­tic­u­lar high­lights. Su­per 90’’s sharpest edges still cut with the same pre­ci­sion, but it’s Kadinja’s more re­served en­tries that present the most al­lur­ing con­tent. Icon’s vast, at­mo­spheric cho­rus sees melodies soar with breath­tak­ing grace, and the acous­tic Epis­teme is truly sub­lime. Su­per 90’ beefs up in all the right places, but the added lay­ers of depth al­low for some truly mem­o­rable mo­ments.

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FOR FANS OF: Nov­el­ists, Ar­chi­tects, Pe­riph­ery

LUKE MILNE

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