It is hard to comprehend how metal-archives got that big. yeah, it´s a detailed and comprehensive encyclopedia, but the administration is horrible and elitist. Ironically, I don´t like Mantis´ latest releases because they aren´t "metal" enough for me. I just don´t like their let me call it mainstream approach and think that their sound is too keyboard-driven. Nevertheless, they deserve a greater reputation, they have done great albums.
This band really surprised me. Having only heard Children of the Earth before, I gave a listen to the whole Time Tells No lies, expecting an album full of typical melodic nwobhm. Instead, I got an recordful of feel-good aor! And you know, it wasn't even that traumatizing! ^-^
Praying Mantis в Merton Manor Club
7 января Отличительная черта этой хэви-металл-группы – необычайная мелодичность ее песен. Временем ее зарождения можно с уверенностью считать 1974 год, когда Тино Трой и Пит Мур объединились под вывеской Junction.
Why would Mantis and the record company put time effort and money into a vocalist that needs a computer to make him sound in tune? I suggest the forgotton (is that spelt right?) one finds himself a decent hobby before too many people start laughing.
GrantRS: It's nothing crazy like the Cher or T-Pain vocoder effects, but the vocals sound nudged to me. The beginning of Restless Heart stuck out to me, as does a lot of Playing God. I think the biggest smoking gun would be 3:01 into Highway. There's a little jump in mid "yeaa-ah" where it resolves to a different note.