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AS WE KNOW IT

Hemina

 

Progressive Metal

3.78 | 21 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars HEMINA are a promising new Prog-Metal band out of Australia.They mention in the liner notes that this EP is a sample of what to expect with their new album "Sythetic" due out in 2011. So we get over 24 minutes of music here to sample.

"Lonesome Angel" is an atmospheric intro really of spacey synths and vocals. "And Now To Find A Friend" opens with strummed guitar before it kicks in quickly. Synths too. Vocals before 1 1/2 minutes as the drums pound. It settles before 3 1/2 minutes but it's brief. A calm before 5 minutes as the piano comes in. It kicks in again a minute later before it settles 7 1/2 minutes in with reserved vocals. A full sound one more time before 9 minutes. Great tune.

"For All The Wrong Reasons" is my least favourite. Vocals and strummed guitar to start. I just like his vocals in the other songs a lot more. Drums before 3 minutes. Guitar follows. "With What I See" is better. Piano to open before it turns uptempo with pounding drums as the vocals join in. I like this a lot. Spoken words after 4 minutes then the guitar starts to solo.Vocals are back late. It ends with piano. "The Hunt" like the intro track is a short atmospheric piece.

I like their style and I really like the vocalist. "And Now To Find A Friend" and "With What I See" are the highlights for me by far. I look forward to hearing their new album when it comes out even if it is described as a narrative driven concept album.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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