bass, lead vocals
ORIENT EXPRESS: "Illusions" orient
review by Salvo "Lovedeath" Russo____
The first great opportunity.
(New Dawn series) presents us another new band that began to play in
2002 and, after a demo and some appearances in compilations, comes out
with its full-length.
band plays psychedelic dark-rock and, all in all, this album is
sufficient considering that this is the first great opportunity
for the band!
my opinion, even if some compositions are mediocre and if I
don’t appreciate the sound of distorted guitar and some choices
concerning arrangements, the band gives the best of itself in the slow
moments and is great to listen to the first track “Eternal Child”
that is a very hypnotic, full of uneasiness in which the band is able to
Express combine dark rock with psychedelic rock.
Though this lets me remind of many bands, I find a certain kind of
originality that is an element to appreciate, even if there’s much to
work concerning compositive approach and sound.
compositions are the result of the union of the elements above mentioned
but listening to all the albums it’s impossible not to feel a certain
sense of unfinished work for many reasons:
negative note goes to the not good vocal recording lines that
are often wrapped up by the music …and also the vocal lines in
themselves should be improved, the singer is not always able to give emphasis to the songs
even if he gets a good voice for this kind of music.
a good note goes to the use of electronic elements that in my opinion
are the add value for the songs…just few valid electronics
adds…listen to the good “Illusions” to understand what I say.
song is the track n°10 "Euphoria" that still gets elements from dark-rock
and it’s able to give emotions thanks to the good decaying melody.
In conclusion …The road is still long , but I hope to listen to a better next release.
|Salvo Russo 22.02.2008|
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