Playing in a sophisticated and elaborated style with restless and irrational elements, He Gives features discreetly deathcore and death metal musical components, although the album vehemently sustains its predominantly melodic, experimental and smooth essence, giving precedence to a heavier emphasis on guitar, that displays a sensible, but paradoxically hostile nature all the way through.
Sincerely, I think that He Gives suffers from too much technicality, and lacks spontaneity. Nevertheless, it’s an interesting album, far above the average score. I think personally, though, that this work appeals a lot more to guitar players than the general public. The musician behind the project certainly is strongly audacious, ambitious and creative, and demonstrates extremely well that he has developed brightly a very personal style. What becomes evident rapidly when you listen to this record is that aquila’s musical style is by no means generic, on the contrary. This album delivers to its audience a greater sense of wonderful and genuine originality, some tracks being far beyond captivating and exceptional. Aquila is an artistic force driven by a talented, enthusiastic and objective musician.
If you are unfamiliar with aquila’s work, this is already a very good motive to listen to this album. Made primarily with very curious and intensely singular qualities, I really don’t have any faults to point about He Gives. It’s a remarkable album, that certainly can be qualified as a very gracious and creative artistic endeavor.