Diabulus In Musica - Euphonic Entropy (2020)


Hailing from Spain, Diabulus In Musica is a band that has passed under the radar to many fans of Symphonic Metal. However, their music has always been top-notch and up to par with genre greats such as Epic, Delain, etc. With “Euphonic Entropy” the band casts a wider net with a few more influences incorporated to their already bombastic style.

After the traditional intro, “Race to Equilibrium” delivers over-the-top dramatic orchestrations, rich choir arrangements and powerful growls. This track makes a great statement as to the band’s chops to deliver complex songs that are both intense and complex in nature. Opening with crushing guitar riffs, “Nuevo Rumbo” and “Otio” have a very Epica-esque feeling that is nicely shifted once Zuberoa and Gorka sing in a different language, immediately challenging the listener’s idea that most songs in the genre are usually sung in English.

Things get funky with “The Misfit's Swing”, which delivers an interesting mixture of heavy riffs and a swing-like vibe. Very similar to the efforts of Diablo Swing Orchestra, this track has a heavier edge, but still playful enough to be superbly addictive. The band nicely shifts between ballads, “Blurred Dreams”, to heavier and more elaborate pieces like “On the Edge” and “One Step Higher”, showcasing their versatility and chops to perfectly arrange their tracklist for maximum enjoyment of the listener.

Closing with the dramatic vocal arrangements of “Blind Muse” and the operatic “In the Vortex”, we are left over eager to start the whole experience again. Diabulus In Musica took a few years with this one, but it was time well spent as “Euphoric Entropy” is their best release to date. For any fan of Symphonic Metal, this is definitely one of the best albums of the genre so far in 2020, so make sure to get a copy of it.

Band: Diabulus In Musica Album: Euphonic Entropy

Label: Napalm Records

Release: February 14th, 2020

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Genre: Symphonic Metal

Country: Spain

Rating: 92/100

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