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ALBUM OF THE MONTH
Bringer of False Light
Tentacle Wizard
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Stoner rock, Hard rock
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The Hiraeth
(Intention)
2017
Staff Rating: Turn this to 6.1 of 11
Genre:
Post-Hardcore
Sounds Like:
Silverstein, Dance Gavin Dance
Hailing from Kiev Ukraine, the four piece encore nu metal enthusiasts have released their first EP entitled Intention. The album is chockfull of vocal variety and solid fretwork. Vocals are a bit winey and do wear on us after a few rotations. Album flow is severely stalled by a less than impressive cover of One Republic's "Counting Stars." It is a head scratcher particularly given the relatively short EP and early chemistry the band displays. Overall the album is sonically pleasing with impressive production. Not our favorite genre but the Ukraine natives do have a tight sound.

ROTATION RECAP:
Vocal Performance:
6.0 out of 11

Weight of the Heavy:
6.8 out of 11

Lyrics and Song Structure:
5.5 out of 11

Fretwork Prowess:
7 out of 11

Overall Album Flow:

4 out of 11

Contrast:
6.3 out of 11

Album Cover Aesthetics:
8.0 out of 11

Production Value:
7.0 out of 11

Standout Track(s):
“Voluntary Slavery”. Tons of quality contrast on this one. The vocals show terrific highs and lows. Nice melodies delivering the most staying power for us.

Alcohol Pairing:
Perhaps grab some Angry Hound brown ale.

Lasting Impression:
Album flow is huge for us and the cover coupled with a bit much of winey vocal overload has us keeping the rotation dial mid-range. - 12/19/2017

Track Listing:
1. Holding On (3:41)
2. Voluntary Slavery (3:50)
3. Empty-Handed (3:24)
4. Scales (3:15)
5. Counting Stars (One Republic cover) (4:27)
6. Consequences (3:52)

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