Sound engineer OgregoMixMaster founded the folk rock band in December of 2015. Writer Marios Koutsoukos, who contributes lyrics, was also in. The intention is to have every release reference a historic event.
DOWNCAST TWILIGHT – UNDER THE WINGS OF THE AQUILA - STYGIAN CRYPT
Formed as late as 2015 by OGregoMixMaster Downcast Twilight claims to play folk death metal. Under The Wings Of The Aquila is 10 songs and around 40 minutes long. The lyrics are all written by author Marios Koutsoukos which guarantee a historical and ancient roman theme. The song titles live up to that as well with the likes of Soldier Of Pempeii, The Tyrant And The Sage, Death In Alexandria, just to name three. The opener does sound like a 'folk-ized' Amon Amarth. The subsequent songs can claim to be melodic metal but ones with an almost constant addition of extra instruments moving in step with the mid paced rhythm. One notable exception is The Ironclad Legion which is more of an all-out metal song. The vocals of Vitold Buznaev are also a metal constant on the album and tilt the band into a death metal direction, his is not unlike Johan Hegg adding another Amon Amarth dimension as well. Eva Oswald (Exanimalis) and Hildr Valkyrie (Karkav, Folkearth) lend their voices on Death In Alexandria and The Red Queen respectively. Jan "2thousandarrows" shines with a few solos here and there to add his dose of metal. Check the band at www.facebook.com/downcasttwilight. – Anna Tergel