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AITHER - Awoken From Beyond - CD - aither.it - 2005

review by: Alisa Z

Awoken From Beyond is Aither's first demo, and unless they intend to work heavily on ameliorating themselves, this band will go down the drain. While the music barely sounds coherent, the vocalist seems to sing outside of the melody.

The first song after the into, "The Coming of The Blessed Age," is a sloppy track filled with everlasting synths and bromidic drumming; and just when one thinks that it cannot get any worse, the singing becomes a bawling that seems to be coming from someone who is having his fingernails ripped out, one by one. At times, the song is bearable, but then the bawling comes back, this time accompanied by a caustic, shrieking guitar sound.

"Alone Under the Sky" is slightly more interesting, since there is a healthier attempt at dismal emotions. At the start, the singer is mumbling something obscure and incomprehensible, a pattern which he comes back to throughout the duration of the track. The guitars whine and slither, and bore at the same time.

The verdict is that it is indeed hard to produce a demo and get a good sound, even harder to write songs that will be able to stand out from the rest and captivate listeners ears. (2/10)

 

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