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Musaka : ...of A Moment

Musaka seems like an odd name for a band, as it is the name of a Serbian, gumbo-like dish. Perhaps, not a good choice for a band name, as people who know what it is, might write it off as silly. Anyway, Musaka the band is a one man project of Boris Todorovic (though originally, they had a full lineup), hailing from Bosnia.

The music, is best described as doom/death, with a bit of a dark metal influence. I'm reminded of early Paradise Lost, with a slight hint of Bethlehem. The demo was recorded in a home studio, although this is not readily apparent, as it is mixed fairly well... That is, until the vocals come in. This seems to be the only big downfall of Musaka, as the growled vocals are clearly too high in the mix, and tend to distract from the rest of the music, instead of add to it. The clean, spoken parts also suffer from this problem. A shame really, as there seems to be lots of potential here.

Overall, if the vocals had been mixed a bit better, I would have no problem recommending this to any death/doom fan. However, seeing as how Musaka is a relatively young band, there is definetly time to fix things, and make this an enjoyable doom/death experience.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. ...of A Moment
2. Part I :: Forbidden Dawn Visions
3. Part II :: Awakening Of The Death
4. Part III :: Within The Seconds...

Duration : Approx. 15 minutes

Visit the Musaka bandpage.

Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Matt Zuchowski
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