Dave Lowmiller – Lead vocals, bass guitar
Melrose (MECHINA) – Lead vocals, guitar
Christopher M. Jones – Guitars, back-up vocals
Abe Robertson – Lead Guitar, back-up vocals
Kaye Papale – Drums
A DARK HALO, the cyber metal act with a progressive edge, has unleashed their new album delivering explosive electronics, hard hitting rhythms and delicate melodies, A DARK HALO manifest a diverse and dynamic sound that will leave you wanting more.
A Dark Halo has unleashed their highly anticipated new album, “Omnibus One.” With their unique blend of atmospheric textures, intricate song structures and crushing riffs, ‘A Dark Halo’ delivers a captivating and immersive experience that pushes the boundaries of the progressive metal genre.
“Omnibus One” showcases A Dark Halo’s evolution and growth as musicians, further cementing their position as a force to be reckoned with in the metal scene. The album kicks off with an intense opener, ‘Thin Be The Veil,’ instantly setting the tone for the journey that lies ahead. From the very first moments it becomes evident that A Dark Halo has crafted a meticulously constructed piece of art that demands the listeners undivided attention.
The musicianship displayed throughout the album is nothing short of exceptional. The band effortlessly weaves byzantine guitar melodies with pulsating bass lines and thunderous drumming, creating a rich labyrinth of sound that constantly metamorphoses and surprises. The progressive elements are masterfully executed, seamlessly transitioning between complex time signatures and tempo changes without ever sacrificing coherence.
One of the stand out features of ‘Omnibus One’ is the bands ability to incorporate electronic and industrial elements into their music. The cyber metal aspect truly shines through, as haunting synthesizers and futuristic soundscapes merge with aggressive guitar- driven sections. This fusion of styles adds depth and unique flavor to the album.
“Omnibus One” is an album that requires multiple listens to fully grasp its intricacies and appreciate its brilliance. Each track stands as a testament to A Dark Halo’s creative prowess.
With the opening track, “Thin Be The Veil”, a darkness manifests with eerie vocals that elicit a feeling of uncertainty. Written about the feeling of being at the precipice of madness, contrasting harsher verses and anthemic choruses result in an enticing sound. “Starfall” featuring Kathleen Cylkowski, sees beautiful piano melodies and stunning clean vocal harmonies inject an ethereal element into the powerful metal instrumentation. An emerging sense of anticipation arises from the orchestration and lead synths in the intro to “I, Revenant”. It draws you in, before a fierce display of ludicrously heavy guitars and percussion thunders into life. Concluding Omnibus One with “The Disquiet”, this track is an acknowledgement of anxieties we face, and holds hope for a better time to come. Musically, “The Disquiet” has an impactful arrangement that ebbs and flows with heavy and light instrumentation to produce a heighten effect. A DARK HALO bring all aspects of their distinctive style into this song, and end with a bang with an utterly unapologetic breakdown.
About A DARK HALO:
Founded by Austin, TX, based Dave Lowmiller and Christopher M. Jones in 2005, A DARK HALO (ADH) is a cyber-metal project with an intensely hook-driven and accessible sound, a large and fiercely loyal fan base, and forward-thinking production. The name, A DARK HALO, is derived from the cosmological concept of “dark matter halos” and serves as a metaphor to remind us that much of the most important information in our universe still remains unseen. Sometimes there is light even in the darkest of places. Musically, the band draw inspiration from the likes of SCAR SYMMETRY, FEAR FACTORY, IN THIS MOMENT, and DREAM THEATER.
1. Thin be the Veil
3. Vector Unknown
4. Flame Betide
5. I, Revenant
6. It Never Sleeps
8. The Disquiet
Catalyst (Album) – 2006
“Starfall” (Single) – 2019
“I, Revenant” (Single) – 2019
“Vector Unknown” (Single) – 2020
“Flame Betide” (Single) – 2021
“Afterworld” (Single) – 2021
“It Never Sleeps” (Single) – 2022
Omnibus One (Album) – 2023
All mixes have been updated and remastered by Tommie Bonajo of Tomster Studios.
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