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Wastefall

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3.03 | 8 ratings | 3 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2003

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Killing of Wolves (4:52)
2. Like Father Like None (6:06)
3. For What is to be Lost (1:33)
4. Fall of Eva (5:33)
5. Annabel Lee (6:55)
6. Confession (2:15)
7. Subroutine (4:32)
8. April's Ruin (5:42)
9. That was all About (7:14)
10. One with the Fall (6:44)

Total Time: 51:26

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Line-up / Musicians

- George Kanavaris / drums
- Ilias / bass guitar
- Domenik Papaemmanouil / lead vocals, guitars, keyboards
- Alex Katsiyannis / guitars, vocals

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CD Sleaszy Rider Records (2003)

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3.03
(8 ratings)
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Review by King of Loss
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3 stars This is Greece's Wastefall's first or debut album. The sound here is very much like Pain Of Salvation with a different twist to things: The Greek accent. Domenik Papaemmanouil has an extremely lovely voice mixed in with the usual Gildenlow/Patton vibe mixed in with his keyboard playing and guitar playing. Unfortunately Wastefall does not utilize keyboards as much as a Prog Metal band such as Symphony X or Dream Theater, sounding very much like the minimal use that Dream Theater does. This album is really nothing special, except it signifies the first band that almost seemingly loves Pain Of Salvation's unique and whacky style. The vocalist of course is one that ACTUALLY can keep up with the voice of Gildenlow. Because of that, this album needs to owned by any PoS fan.

3/5. Shows a lot of potential just waiting to come out.....

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Posted Sunday, December 11, 2005

Review by apps79
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Neo Prog Team
3 stars WASTEFALL are along with ART OF SIMPLICITY and FRAGILE VASTNESS the latest entries in the prog metal scene coming from Greece.What do the three bands have in common?They are heavily,I mean heavily,influenced by PAIN OF SALVATION!...I have already rated ART OF SIMPLICITY's debut with 2 stars as a rather weak album...But this one is far better...Why?...

Firstly come the vocals,they are excellent,Dominik's voice is very similar to Daniel Gildenlow's but he has the power and the range to sing very expressively,one of the better vocalists I have heard in a greek band...Secondly the songs are better,the production is better,the arrangements are better...WASTEFALL do not imitate PoS,to my ears they use their music as a guide...The biggest difference is that this album is very guitar dominated,the keyboards play a second role in the background,except for the last track which is an instrumental track very close- except toPoS -to the sound of RIVERSIDE,very psychedelic and atmospheric...

WASTEFALL created a very good debut which deserves a solid 3 star rating.It is obvious that they lack in originality,so what I expect from them in the future is a bit of variety in their sound and a more personal sound...Recommended especially for fans of PAIN OF SALVATION but it should also thrill explorers of a more dark,psychotic and atmospheric metal sound!

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Posted Sunday, August 24, 2008

Review by aapatsos
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3 stars Promising debut

This is the debut album from one of the most promising bands I have ever heard of my homeland, Greece. Unfortunately, Wastefall has recently disbanded due to some individual personal reasons. And I say unfortunately because for the Greek metal/prog scene this is an album that created lots of expectations to the fans of the scene and the genre overall. The music balances between modern (even nu- at times) and progressive metal with clear influences, the most distinct being Pain of Salvation. However, in my view, comments like 'POS rip-off' or 'POS copy' don't reflect the rality.

Wastefall's music in FSARS is an interesting mix of melodic and agressive prog metal. The positive with this debut is that it is 'focused' to a certain style; the 'target' is clear. The musicians seem to be highly skilled and the compositions are solid. The vocals, a very strong asset of this record, resemble to those of Daniel Gildenlow but with the addition of the Greek accent (mostly realised at the most 'balladish' parts of the songs). The main strong point is the heavy, distorted sound of the guitars in the vein of Conception and Pain of Salvation.

In terms of 'musical quality' the album can be divided in 3 sections, with the first and last being at a decent level and the middle part being rather weak. Impressingly, the agressive songs seem to fit the band better than their efforts in 'smoothening' their sound. The keyboards, wherever used, and the limited female vocals seem to work very well. The opening track (one of the highlights) sums up quite nicely what Wastefall's sound mostly represents - heavy agressive couples and melodic refrains - and gives you an idea of what is about to follow. In the following tracks I identified influences ranging from Iced Earth (Like father Like None) to Anathema (Confession). The only track that does not really relate with the album's sound is the closing electronica-based, trip-hop-alike One with the Fall.

To the negative points, I thought that the production (though not bad) could be better, especially the sound of drums. The resemblance to PoS certainly creates an 'originality issue' and the Greek accent is another small con. The singer's voice in general is ideal for prog metal and the compositions are well-worked and presented. The heaviness is there and is possibly the best aspect of this solid debut.

Recommended for fans of PoS and, possibly, Psychotic Waltz and modern prog metal listeners. Killing of Wolves, Like Father Like None, Subroutine and That Was All About are probably the best examples.

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