Overwind are a band from Russia that plays a modern form of progressive metal/rock and this is a review of their 2014 album "Illustrator" which was released by M & O Music.
A very heavy and modern prog metal sound starts off the album and you can also hear elements of electronic music in their sound and a few seconds later melodic clean singing vocals are added into the music and they also use some aggressive parts at times and the music would be a perfect it for mainstream rock stations.
When guitar solos and leads are brought into the music they bring a classic and melodic metal sound to the bands musical style an as the album progresses elements of 80's style progressive rock and metal are added into the songs on a more regular basis and all of the musical instruments that are on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and the band also adds in more modern metal elements as the album progresses as well as a few seconds of death metal growls and some of the later tracks also utilize a small amount of blast beats at times and towards the end of the album t here is a brief use of clean playing along with a power ballad and the last track is all instrumental.
Overwind plays a very modern style of progressive metal that has enough catchy hooks to be played on the radio while also having enough heaviness to appeal to extreme metal fans and they also have a great amount of 80's and 90's meal influences in t heir musical sound, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark, philosophical and real life themes.
In my opinion Overwind are a very great sounding modern day progressive metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Giant leap" "Daily War" "Myself" and "Crystal Prison". 8 out of 10.