• Sammie Starr

Album Review: Aviana - 'Corporation'

Updated: Oct 5

Led solely by vocalist Joel Holmqvist due to past members leaving the band, Aviana has exceeded all expectations with his new colossally ambitious album, Corporation via Arising Empire.



Swedish sensation Aviana's sole purpose has been to make an impact within the metalcore industry since their return in February of 2021. As a result of previous members leaving the band, the band is now led solely by vocalist Joel Holmqvist, who has exceeded all expectations with his new distinctive, electro-metalcore release, Corporation.


"Painted with rampageous intent from start to finish, "Retaliation" roars its way into a more subdued atmospheric turn on the record, "Anomaly." Forlorn and captured beautifully with tortured synths and destructive vocals, Aviana has created an environment at this point that is both deeply engaging and creatively turbid at every turn."

With anonymous members, Death, Fear, and Dark taking over the instrumental threshold, Corporation begins on a tenebrous, synthy, and aggressive note with its first impression, "Curricullum," which chaotically dives into hellacious ethereal number, "Obsession." Stunningly fleshed out with cinematic quality and titanic guitar lines that seem to flow symbiotically with the energy of Joel's raw vocal delivery, Corporation begins on a high note, transporting us to other highlights that will soon overshadow this one.

"Oblivion" maintains the massively dense guitar energies by having the guitar patterns, turbulent percussive cadence, and multi-ranged vocals brutally dance into one another in perfect harmony. This effortlessly pliés into another fantastic major highlight on Corporation, " Retaliation."

Painted with rampageous intent from start to finish, "Retaliation" roars its way into a more subdued atmospheric turn on the record, "Anomaly." Forlorn and captured beautifully with tortured synths and destructive vocals, Aviana has created an environment at this point that is both deeply engaging and creatively turbid at every turn.

Other high-octane junctures toward the end of Corporation that continue to show untapped inventive resolve are "Overcome" and celestial finale, "Negligence."

Overall, Corporation ends on a powerfully strong note full of introspective guise. This is a fantastic start for a band taking the solo route, and it often does not feel like a one-man band throughout the listening experience. While a new beginning forward for the vocalist, Corporation shows that sometimes the ending of one chapter can bring about something even better.



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