"Avatar Country" is the seventh studio album by the Swedish metal band Avatar, released on
January 12, 2018 on the Century Media label.
With the release of their seventh studio LP, Avatar’s Avatar Country (eOne) continues the band’s tradition of performing epic melodic metal. The album is woven in fabrics of playful mysticism, celebrating the music in all its glory. While there isn’t anything extreme in the sense of technicality at play, fans will be happy to know that this record is an absolutely fine addition to the Avatar discography. For across all its songs comes swirls of wondrous melodies, enchanting listeners from start to finish.
Avatar Country is a wonderful ride. If you’re looking to get lost in a charming journey of melodies, this is the record for you. The material is to the point in its direction, offering varying shifts in tempo and shades of sound. However, the minimal technicality does not take away from just how fun the record is, with every track having the power to lure listeners in. It makes for a worthy addition to the Avatar collection, showing off the band’s skill in crafting thrilling music that can be both heavy and catchy.
Reviewed by Michael Pementel for metalinjection.net