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It Will Come : Bound

The birth of one of the most worthy descendant of the Peaceville Three sound.

The prayers of those who would like to hear My Dying Bride with serene female vocals, have been heard. This Swedish quartet supplements their melodic doom/death with the voice of Louise Halldin. Many bands with female vocalists let the vocals dominate the music, but in this case it seems that all the musicians are quite talented. The balance of the instruments, riffs and melody is pulled off exceptionally well. With the recording quality being closer to that of an album rather than a demo, this is one of those demos that could rate quite high this year.

The music averages on a slow pace and average loudness, but it also contains calm, quiet moments and more intense ones. It doesn't reach the extreme levels of depression that a funeral doom band would be likely to have. Instead they focus on the serenity and beauty of sadness. It is clear that It Will Come is My Dying Bride influenced, but they set themselves apart with some elements that remind me of early The 3rd And The Mortal. Actually Louise's vocals do remind me of Kari Rueslåtten's vocals mixed with a hint of The Cranberries vocalist, Dolores O'Riordan's, vocals.

The demo costs only 20 SEK, which is about the same as $2,5. Taking into account that the demo costs just about nothing, and can be downloaded from their homepage here: http://www.itwillcome.se, the verdict is clear. If you like this kind of music, you need to have this demo. [edit by atuhor: The .se page is now down, and I can't find any new download locations.]

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Bound
2. Storm Of Sin
3. Our Place

Duration : Approx. 16 minutes

Visit the It Will Come bandpage.

Reviewed on 09-02-2006 by Arnstein H. Pettersen
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