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DISTORTED HORIZON

Echosilence

 

Experimental/Post Metal

2.94 | 7 ratings

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RavenDarkmoon
3 stars I'm always a bit skeptic when a metal band is fronted by a female vocalist, generally these bands mean symphonic/gothic voyage with opera-like vocals and I have nothing against this singing style yet it's a highly overused style. Echosilence is one of the exceptions to this "rule" since the Nowhere-Girl that sings has a very clear and beatiful voice, almost childish yet it's very sweet to the ear.

Echosilence reminds me a lot of Dream Theater pseudo-clone band Dali's Dilemma, also a part of this Archives. While not trying to show of with flashy solos, catchy riffs and sudden structure changes are the backbone of the band and they pull of this very good, often switching from very heavy power chord filled passages to soothing and dreamy guitar licks. Also, the vocalist helps a lot in this formula with her clean voice combined with the occasional calmness inserted in the songs.

Kudos to the drummer, Risto Motus, because Echosilence also bases their music on catchy rhythmic drumming and this makes Risto play non-stop through all the songs, especially in the calm parts where his drumming is used more as a lead for the vocalist than the guitar.

To resume, Echosilence delivers a very catchy and enjoyable set of four song in half an hour yet it's not music that hasn't been done before in the Prog Metal scene. Should please momentarily Prog Metal fans.

3 stars for me!

RavenDarkmoon | 3/5 |

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