Atavistia is a wall of sound which joyously greets the ears and assails the senses. With their sweeping instrumentals, grand orchestrations, and guitars heavier than Thor’s hammer, it’s no wonder this epic metal band from Vancouver (Canada) is quickly gaining traction. Inspired by the natural landscapes of their homeland and old Nordic culture, Atavistia’s influences are clearly felt as fans of Wintersun, Dimmu Borgir, Ensiferum, and Xanthochroid may attest. Elements of melodic death metal, black metal, and Scandinavian folk are intricately woven together throughout their diverse soundscape. On stage they are a force of nature, like waves crashing against a rocky shore, their music washes over audiences leaving them gasping for more. In a niche among metal genres, Atavistia have firmly established their presence.