Origin: Barcelona, Spain  
Genres: Death Metal, Progressive Metal
Page online: August 26, 2021
Last update/review: August 26, 2021

White Stones

White Stones is a side project of Opeth bassist Martin Méndez, formed during downtime after an Opeth tour as he wanted to explore different musical ideas and get in touch with his Uruguayan roots. By 2020 his admittedly small-time project had blossomed into a proper band, recording the debut album Kuarahy. Inevitably Opeth comparisons must be made, and there is an occasional nod or similarity to mid-period Opeth, but this really deserves to stand on its own merits. While Kuarahy is best described as progressive death metal, there's a far greater sense of groove here, and the odd Latin flair as well. Méndez originally was meant to sing here, but the vocalist he found, an unknown by the name of Eloi Boucherie, acquits himself just fine, with deep deathy bellows melding perfectly with the riffs. Opeth doesn't look to be going away any time soon, so Méndez may have to settle with doing White Stones as time allows, but on the basis of Kuarahy, there's plenty of potential to be untapped.

Recent album: Dancing Into Oblivion, released on August 27, 2021.

Current Members

Eloi Boucherie

vocals

Martín Méndez

bass/guitars (Opeth)

Jordi Farré

drums (Foscor)

Former Members/Guests

Fredrik Åkesson (guest)

guitars (ex-Arch Enemy, Krux, Opeth)



Discography


Kuarahy  
2020 Nuclear Blast
  1. Kuarahy
  2. Rusty Shell
  3. Worms
  4. Drowned in Time
  5. The One
  6. Guyra
  7. Ashes
  8. Infected Soul
  9. Taste of Blood
  10. Jasy
  • Eloi Boucherie
  • Martín Méndez
  • Fredrik Åkesson
  • Jordi Farré




Dancing Into Oblivion  
2021
  1. La Menace
  2. New Age of Dark
  3. Chain of Command
  4. Iron Titans
  5. Woven Dream
  6. To Lie or to Die
  7. Freedom In Captivity
  8. Acacia




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