Origin: Brooklyn, New York, USA  
Genres: Progressive Metal, Death Metal
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Gwynbleidd

The curiously-named Gwynbleidd hails from Brooklyn, New York, but the four members all immigrated from Poland as early teenagers. In short order they recorded a debut EP (Amaranthine), followed by Nostalgia, both self-financed efforts. Opeth is frequently bandied about as the prime soundalike here, and, yep, it's clear that mid-period Opeth is a tremendous influence here. To be fair, the integration of moody progressive music with death metal isn't easy to do, and while Gwynbleidd isn't the first to emulate Michael Ã…kerfeldt's mob and probably won't be the last, they might be one of the best, both at matching Opeth's style as well as showing enough maturity and depth to avoid being tagged as a cheap knock-off. Made all the more impressive given this was released without a label, Nostalgia is a no-brainer for Opeth fans, while the smart money is on these guys eventually finding their own style. Definitely a band to watch for.

Current Members

Maciej Kupieszewski

guitars/vocals

Michal Kacunel

guitars/vocals

Jakub Kupieszewski

bass

Adam Romanowski

drums



Discography


Amaranthine  EP
2006 self-released
  1. Nostalgia
  2. New Setting
  3. The Awakening
  4. Lure of the Land
  • Maciej Kupieszewski
  • Michal Kacunel
  • Jakub Kupieszewski
  • Adam Romanowski



Nostalgia  
2009 self-released
  1. Nostalgia
  2. Egress
  3. New Setting
  4. Stormcalling
  5. Adrift
  6. Thawing Innocence
  7. Stare into the Sun
  8. Canvas for Departure
  • Maciej Kupieszewski
  • Michal Kacunel
  • Jakub Kupieszewski
  • Adam Romanowski




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