and honest; that’s how the recordings
of “Unravel”, Delphian’s
second album, can best be described. The
band went for the recording-takes which
had the best feel and flow, which led to
a grooving and heavy album.
Dutch quintet Delphian was founded in the
beginning of this century by guitarist Coert
Bouten and drummer Roel van Helden (also
in the band Sun Caged). After a long search
and a dozen musicians, the current line-up
was finally completed in the summer of 2003.
first demo CD (2004) got a lot of positive
reviews and made a deal possible with the
Finnish label Lion Music. The debut album
“Oracle” was released in July
2005. While the second album “Unravel”
will see the light in April 2007.
style of Delphian has evolved from progressive
metal in the earlier recordings to a heavy
kind of rock on the latest album “Unravel”.
From heavy 7-string thrashy songs like “Starting
to Unravel” to an epic 10+ minute
semi ballad “Air”. All completed
with dramatic, emotional lyrics and vocals
by female singer Aniek Janssen. Reviewers
speak of a non-comparable unique sound,
consisting of dynamic and creative rhythms
combined with melodic guitar riffs and crystal
clear vocals and flute playing.
A band with a original sound completed with
excellent female vocals. ‘Unravel’
is home to a more accessible sound than
the bands ‘Oracle’ debut.
» 10 minute mp3 sampler available
on both Delphian and Lion Music website.
» Another band of Lion Music’s
Dutch metal talent.
» Drummer Roel Van Helden is also
a member of Sun Caged.
» Reviews in all leading rock/metal