Countless Skies’ Ross King: What I’m Listening To

Saturday, 23rd July 2016

After a recent chat with Countless Skies guitarist/vocalist Ross King, we approached him to share with us what he has been listening to as of late, check it out below.

wilderun sleep at the edge of the earth
Wilderun – Proggy folk metal, like Opeth crossed with Ensiferum. Their latest album was a masterpiece of modern folk metal.
FFO: Turisas

Listen: The Garden of Fire

Whispered - Metsutan Cover Art
Whispered – Japanese influenced melodic death metal from Finland. Complex and dynamic song writing, thrashy and powerful riffs, but full of character. To top it off they even include traditional Japanese instruments.
FFO: Samurai’s, dragons, and blazing guitar solos.

Listen: Sakura Omen

aspherium
Aspherium – Modern Melodic Death Metal in the veins of Scar Symmetry (Minus the clean singing). A concept album about the destruction of a planet, and featuring flamenco guitars 😉
FFO: Scar Symmetry

Listen: The Revenant

katatonia-thefallofhearts
Katatonia – I wasn’t sure about their latest release at first, but after a few spins The Fall of Hearts is quickly becoming one of my favourite releases this year. More prog, this time with a gothic touch.
FFO: The last few Katatonia albums

Listen: Old Hearts Fall

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Haken – It’s like listening to old school prog rock with 8 string guitars. Their latest album Affinity is one of my contenders for album of the year. And yes, there’s keyboard solos!
FFO: Dream Theater

Listen: 1985

raze the void
Raze the Void – Melodic Metal band we met out on the road. Great bunch of guys, and some super catchy riffs here. The singer has some real pipes on him too.
FFO: Persefone

Listen: Morientum Terra

Countless Skies first full-length album, New Dawn, released June 24 through Kolony Records. You can grab a copy by clicking on the Bandcamp widget below.

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