Rustfield are a band from Italy that plays a progressive form of metal and rock and this is a review of their 2013 album "Kingdom of Rust" which was released by Massacre Records.
The album starts out with nature sounds before adding in synths and clean playing which also leads up to a heavier direction along with a great amount of melody as well as prog elements and a few seconds later clean singing vocals start to kick in and after awhile the music gets more aggressive and brings in solos as well as mixing acoustic and heavy parts together.
As the album continues the band continue their mixture of heavy metal and progressive rock while also bringing in a more modern touch as well as updating the genre and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and at time s they speed up and bring in a true metal feeling to the recording.
When we get more into the recording a very sad sounding ballad is brought onto the record which also utilizes a violin and the following song returns back to the prog metal direction as well as bringing in darker sounding elements while also bringing in other power ballads at times as well as bringing in an instrumental which shows how talented these musicians are and on one of the songs they bring in a brief use of spoken word parts.
With this album Rustfield combines the melodic metal sound of the 80s with 70s progressive rock as well as bringing in a modern day heaviness to create a very smart and intelligent sound of their own.
Song lyrics cover romantic, depressive, everyday and philosophical themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording as well as the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion Rustfield are a very great sounding mixture of heavy metal and progressive rock and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Among The Fields Of Rust" "Love Moan" "The Secret Garden" and "High Waters". 8 out of 10.