Siberian metal collective MILLSTONE have released new album Isle. The album is streaming in its entirety on Bandcamp. Isle is available through multiple outlets and can be purchased at smarturl.it/MILLSTONE_ISLE
“It’s such a badass listen. Millstone never quite being one thing or the other, but combining all of it to create their own slice of heavy metal gold.” (9/10)– Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life
“Isle is sure to set Siberia on fire this year, the heat of the flames scorching enough to reach all us mere mortals across the globe who dare look its way.”– Metal Rules
“This is an excellent effort. MILLSTONE has the talent for greatness.”– Metal Temple
“Millstone play ultra brutal, bolt thrower heavy Death Metal, but the modern version of it.”-Zephyrs Odem
“Isle is a really fun record full of mosh and headbang ready tunes.”– Noob Heavy
“There is plenty of creativity and ingenuity which makes the album has a whole a great listen.”– Metal Noise
“Millstone combine groove, thrash and death metal on Isle, a style which makes up its typical sound by being done with efficiency. Millstone avoid the kind of learning curves that can come in creating a debut record.”– Heavy Music Headquarters
“In the groovy mid-tempo area, the over-fathers MESHUGGAH have to serve as comparisons with a fine pinch of PANTERA. In the faster moments, also bands like LAMB OF GOD.”– Powermetal.de
Isle falls under the groove\death-metal umbrella, with melodic solos, varied rhythms and a “wall-of-sound” density. Each of the nine tracks carries its own unique mood; from acoustic sketches to bottom-heavy Meshuggah-esque passages, along with a lethal dose of straightforward classic thrash.
Isle was written by MILLSTONE mastermind Ivan Scherbakov and produced by Vladimir Lehtinen (Second To Sun, Ultar, Grima, etc.), Isle is a concept album based on sci-fi novel “The Inhabited Island” (Arkady and Boris Strugatsky).