Release Date: 11 December 2015
Review by Rod Whitfield
Pomegranate Tiger is kind of a strange name for a progressive instrumental metal project, but it’s also quite appropriate at the same time. The sounds created by Canadian multi-instrumentalist Martin Andres and his band are very tasty and can be quite fierce at times, but can also be laid back and whimsical when the mood takes them.
This is their second album, and it sees them spreading their wings and flying off into several different directions, from fat, low-chugging grooves to soaring six string orgasms to the dark, old-school sounding exploration of strings on album closer, Ovation. However, at the same time, the record remains cohesive and well aware of its own direction. It makes for a very entertaining hour long ride.
Instrumental music is a tough sell, but there are many deeply creative artists out there plying their craft these days, and doing it ridiculously well. Pomegranate Tiger is definitely one of those.