Atlantis Chronicles are a band from France that plays a very modern and progressive form of death metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Barton's Odyssey" which was released by Apathia Records.
Spoken word parts and synths start off the album before adding in melodic guitar leads that also get very technical at times before going into more of a heavier direction that introduces blast beats, death metal growls and screams onto the recording and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and clean singing can also be heard in the music at times and they also mix in a lot of modern prog metal elements into the tracks and spoken word parts also make a return in certain sections of the recording and some songs also bring in a small amount of clean playing and some tracks also add in a touch of psychedelia as well as a brief use of female vocals and keyboards are added onto the last track briefly.
Atlantis Chronicles plays a style of death metal that can get very brutal and technical at time while also mixing in a touch of modern prog metal to create a style of t heir own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are a concept album based upon the legend of Atlantis the lost continent.
In my opinion Atlantis Chronicles are a very great sounding modern, progressive death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Otis Barton" "Upwelling Part 1" "I, Atlas" and "A Modern Sailor's Countless Stories". 8 out of 10.