|Imindain has been in the bandlist for about a month by the writing of this review. The history behind them getting there actually gives a quite good description of this demo. At first I was only able to listen to the first track, which left me in doubt whether it was doom enough or not. After asking Imin-Dan for the second song and listening to it, I instantly added the band, as there was no doubt that 'Falling Swords' is a doom track.|
Doom/death has been plagued for a while now by lack of innovation. It seems that Imindain refuses to take part in just that. The two tracks have different elements that do remind one of other bands. Like 'Suicide Hours' has influences of Novembers Doom and My Dying Bride, and 'Falling Swords' has influences of early Anathema and the slower parts of diSEMBOWELMENT. Then there is the Imindain sound that both tracks have, and which connects them.
So what is the Imindain sound? It's actually warmth that lies in the music. Although the music is melancholic, it is still somewhat... cozy? Somewhat like sitting alone in front of the fireplace deeply imbedded in your own miserable thoughts.
The vocals vary between clean but deep, and the traditional doom/death growls. The growls don't really bring in anything new, although the brutality and sorrow in them are interesting elements added to the music. But the clear vocals do stand a bit out as something more unique. Actually the closest resemblance I find is the vocals from Jack Frost.
This is just a demo and as it is with most bands, they start out close to other bands, but from there they will hopefully pave a road of their own. And actually I suspect that they will. It'll be interesting to see what the future brings for them.
1. Suicide Hours
2. Falling Sword
Duration : Approx. 16 minutes
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