(Andy Synn returns to the golden path to praise the new album from Dvne, out this Friday via Metal Blade)
As anyone who’s been following this site for more than a few years will be able to tell you, I absolutely love Asheran, the 2017 album from Scottish Post/Prog Metal prodigies Dvne.
Not only is it one of my favourite albums of all time, but it’s also one I legitimately consider to be among the best full-length records of the last decade (and I know quite a lot of our readers agree).
So when I found out that the band were not only working on a follow-up but had been snatched up by Metal Blade at the same time… well, as you can imagine my excitement levels went through the roof.
And now that the moment of its release is (almost) upon us, there’s just three questions about Etemen Ænka which need answering.
- Is it as good as (or even better than, if that’s possible) Asheran?
- Will it help the band reach a whole new audience and get them the attention and acclaim they deserve?
- Could it possibly, maybe, one day supplant its predecessor in my affections?
Well, the answers to those questions are, in order, “yes”, “I hope so”, and “only time will tell”…