The Austrian underground has released yet another monster into the world of Metal. Artas takes no prisoners on their debut album and shows off an even more refined style, than many of the scene's more established bands. The Healing is nothing less than a triumphant roller coaster ride that allows the band to present its accomplished and varied style. Artas combines brutal double bass attacks, chilling melodies, and destructive neckbreakers to spawn a Modern Metal bastard, which the world has yet to experience. The disparate vocal styles range from screams and clean passages to deep growls that work together perfectly to set the scene for the English, German, and Spanish lyrics. Producer Jacob Hansen's (Heaven Shall Burn) mix flawlessly captured the band's impressive, thunderous sound and Dennis Sibejin's (Job for a Cowboy, Chimaira) artwork provided the finishing touches. The Healing is a very impressive beginning by a young band facing a very bright future indeed.
26718NArtas - The Healing (CD)http://oldies.scdn5.secure.raxcdn.com/i/boxart/large/30/693723307527.jpg?v=37.987.18USDOutOfStockKerrang (Magazine): "[B]eyond the brutality, there's more, a chilling atmosphere as seen in Slayer's 'Dead Skin Mask' that breaks it up nicely."NapalmCDPop-RockArtas2008-11-07