To whoever mentioned Adramelch in the first place: thank you, this is great stuff.
I find it far more engaging than Lost Horizon.
Lost Horizon have more of a technical flare, their songs seem to be strictly structured as simple pop and driven purely by hooks. And I only liked their first album, the second one became somewhat unbearable for me. After 3 or 4 listens all my interest for their debut dwindled. I felt as if there was nothing else to listen to, after I figured out what were the solos, riffs and hooks that I liked in each song.
To be fair, Lost Horizon catches the ear more at first in its excitement-based approach. But that's all there is to it. Adramelch's way of writing songs that approaches story-telling (in music, not words) shows me that their music offers something else, something greater than the isolated achievement of any one particular section.
To whoever said Adramelch is just boring: why?
I hear the same being said of some very good old Death Metal. It is BORING because it doesn't display the ridiculous speed or pounding in "carnival" approach (as our friend B. Stevens would put it) of newer (obviously NOT boring) Death Metal bent on showing you how well they practiced guitar sweeps and blast beats they learned by listening to Death's 90s revolutionary and genre-transforming albums?