Album Title: 
Ergo Atlas
Release Date: 
Friday, October 6, 2023
Review Type: 

Although their first album was released in 2013, followed by another album in 2019, I had never

before heard of this band, who hails from Portugal. And a rather pleasant surprise for me it was,

discovering this band.

How to classify their music ? Well, it’s got elements of progressive metal, but it’s far for what you’d

expect if your vision of progressive metal is bands like Dream Theater and Queensrÿche, to name but

two of the well known bands. Apotheus music is not as intricate as the beformentioned bands, but is

does have it’s progessive elements with changing rythms, and some very good guitar work.

The vocals are clean, and the English is impeccable, a minor disappointment is that over the nine

tracks this album counts, not really one stands out from the rest. Mind you, I’ve heard far worse

albums before, but some variation in the songs would do no harm. Another minor point are the

grunts, but too my luck there are few of these. And this is a problem I always have, I just don’t like


The theme of this album is inspired by the work of Isaac Asimov, a famous science fiction writer,

whose works have been translated into many films (I Robot, being one of the most recent). The

album before Ergo Atlas, drew from the same inspiration, and both albums together are telling a

story, but with a period of millions of years in between them.

All in all, a very agreeable album to listen to.