Bart D. : Anubis Gate are back with a follow-up to their self-titled album, and if there is one word that immediately comes to mind when listening, it's this: hungry! The band is really going for it, all out, on every song. And Henrik Fevre is overwhelmingly convincing as vocalist here! I don't feel like making this a long-winding review about all kinds of details on this album, so let's get to it: I hope Anubis Gate will manage to keep this new line-up stable and as inspired as they are on 'Horizons'.
'Horizons' offers beautiful mellow passages, songs with almost disparate parts somehow still tying together as one awesome piece (I guess this enigma can be clarified via harmonic theory and such), powerful punches and layers of sound to listen to again and again. (Personal favourite: 'Airways'.) Some riffs give away obvious influences, but they always progress with a surprisingly fresh touch. The album ends with the moving 'Erasure', but allows you to start all over again anyway. 'Horizons' is a real grower - and I don't say this often! Highly recommended!