CD review TERMINUS ‘A Single Point of Light’

(8/10) Terminus is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist David Gillespie. It’s mainly him, together his musical partner in crime, singer James Beattie who created the sophomore Terminus album. The longplayer named ‘A Single Point of Light’, featuring seven songs, all rooted in traditional Heavy Metal and Epic Metal.

Four years after the debut has been revealed the new album continuous a thematically journey through time and space, an exploration if the final frontiers of science fiction. Terminus and the new album, that’s pretty much Gillespie who worked three years on any little detail, twist and turn, not to forget the fact of him also producing the album in his home studio. ‘A Single Point of Light’ isn’t accidental product. Instead it’s a well thought-through record.

The first three songs stand on its own while a concept approach strings together the final four tunes. Terminus’ sound reflects some Power Metal roots as well as it bridges over to Epic Metal. The start of ‘Harvest’ reminds me bit of Metal Church, a song that’s a powerful Metal anthem. The masterpiece so reserved for the end of the album. ‘Spinning Webs, Catching Dreams’ is ten minutes track, a cinematic song that fires on all cylinders. Twists and details add excitement all along the way, making this epos to a well-chosen closure of a cool album.

Terminus manages to make an impression with ‘A Single Point of Light’, helping them to establish the band in a very competitive and agile musical environment.

Tracklist:

  1. To Ash, To Dust
  2. Harvest
  3. As Through a Child’s Eye
  4. Flesh Falls from Steel
  5. Mhira, Tell me the Nature of Your Existence
  6. Cry Havok
  7. Spinning Webs, Catching Dreams

Label: Cruz Del Sur

Genre: Epic Metal

Release Date EU: November 8th, 2019

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