are a new Progressive Metal band who are about to take the world by
storm with the release of their debut album 'Silent Scream'. So who are
they? The main protagonists are Fredrik Joakimsson (lead vocals,
guitars), Jonas Ekestubbe (lead guitar) and Michael Södergren (bass),
with additional help from Daniel Bekjbom (drums) and David Kastlund
Joakimsson initially imagined Cullooden as a solo / duo project more than
a decade ago after discussing the idea with bassist Micke Södergren,
and started to lay the foundations on which the more technical, modern
and more mature style of melodic metal, upon which they would soon build.
album itself is oozes Prog class with Joakimsson delivering some of the
finest vocals the genre will hear, aided and abetted by some fine
musicianship from the rest of the band. Think Dream Theatre meets DGM
meets Circus Maximus and you won't be far from what Cullooden are all about.
the opener ‘Heaven Feels So Hollow' to the closer ‘Star Of The
Night’, the class act that is Cullooden shines through. There are not
enough superlatives to describe this release, you just have to take my
word for it. If you're into your Prog Metal and like a touch of melody
thrown in to mix, then this is will be right up your street. You have been
warned. The album may be called 'Silent Scream', but when the word gets
out about how good this album is, the noise will be far from silent.
Review by: Barry McMinn
Heaven Feels So Hollow
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