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Prey : Fly to...

This is a one take recorded demo of a doomband that arose from the Dutch depths recently. Their music sounds quite straight-forward, complications left away, and very varied. A little too varied in my humble opinion. It seems that they are still looking for an own identity. The songs are quite different from each other, either in tempo, atmosphere or heaviness. All in all I think this can be called gothy / doomy melancholic rock.

The guitar sound is pretty good, especially if you consider the fact that this is a demo, recorded in one take, and there are quite some cool riffs on this release ( two per song to be precise). Hopefully the songwriting will go a little further than the 1-2-1-2... composing pattern on the next release.

Doubting between heavy and laid down is no problem. A heavy album may contain a few calmer songs, or the opposite way round. But a continuous change-over from heavy to calm even within the songs (like 6 times in 3 minutes) sounds forced. And when these calmer parts also happen to consist of cheesy keyboard strings, my attention is easily lost.

Better luck next time, guys.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Fatal Fairytale
2. Please
3. Straying, trembling, rushing
4. A Sleep into Eternity
5. Prey

Duration : Approx. 19 minutes

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Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Arnstein H. Pettersen
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