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The Brazilian band Powers of Time releases its first demo. The group’s songs have influences of power metal, doom, thrash, and death, combining elements of these different styles in their reinterpretation. The result of this proposal is a dark melodic post-death identity, as seen in bands like Cynic, and Gojira. The project Powers of Time was created by Thiago del Ciello, lead guitar and main composer, and Carlos Gutierrez, vocals and rhythm guitar. Del Ciello is a technical guitar player mainly influenced by John Petrucci, Yngwie Malmsteen, and Ritchie Blackmore. Gutierrez has more aggressive influences like Chuck Schuldiner, Mille Petrozza, and Criss Oliva; concerning vocals, he was inspired by Paul Di'Anno, Pit Passarell, and Rob Halford.
In this demo, the band approaches themes like existentialism, our fragmented selves and the inner life of the mind, and animal rights. One of the songs, “The Innocent Prisoner” tells the brutal and sad story of a baby calf who is taken away from his mother in the dairy industry and is confined in darkness to be slaughtered in some weeks. “We are very concerned about animal rights and we decided to write a song to call attention to the way animals have been mistreated by humanity”, explain the musicians. Following a new path for metal bands, Powers of Time also has a song about the destruction of Amazonia in their new album, Time, which will be released soon.
The Brazilian band believes it is necessary to bring a new perspective to metal, producing a different kind of sonority, leaving the sameness of the genre, and also incorporating contemporaneous subjects into its songs as animal rights, climate change, and the death of our planet.
"In our first album our songs will translate the spirit of our time", affirms Del Ciello. Nowadays, the band is seeking a contract with a recording company to produce its new album and a tour.
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