White Stones is a side project of
bassist Martin Méndez, formed during downtime after an Opeth tour as
he wanted to explore different musical ideas and get in touch with his
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.
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
, there's plenty of potential to be untapped.
Recent album: Dancing Into Oblivion,
released on August 27, 2021.
- Rusty Shell
- Drowned in Time
- The One
- Infected Soul
- Taste of Blood
Dancing Into Oblivion
- La Menace
- New Age of Dark
- Chain of Command
- Iron Titans
- Woven Dream
- To Lie or to Die
- Freedom In Captivity