I have to say I'm VEEERY VERYYY VVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRYYYYYY disappointed with the band on friday today! FERY DISABBOINTED! I expected more, they overestimated the band, and that's not good in my opinion.
Well the opening band, Reef, was awesome, atmospheric stuff, but people talking the entire time did NOT allow for enjoyance.
Some people over there seemed to be metalheads who just wanna headbang to anything rather than hear the music, but I'm not one to judge, and that's not the point of the post.
I liked Reef, interesting setup, great stuff, good vocals, simple guitar but a WONDERFUL use of harmonics (and a salute to that), the bass was awesome, and the keyboards REALLLY helped in setting the mood, it made you wanna cuddle or make out or something. A wonderful mix of trance and peace into some metallic, brutal truth.
Very interesting stuff.
But at some level I thought it was a bit too electronic, there was one song with weird effects with the voice, but I'm guessing that they had a concept, I hope they did, coz I adore conceptual stuff.
NOW FOR THE BIG DEAL!!!
... flunked in my opinion.
Not quite good, it's not really my style, and it popped rather than rocked, you know?
The music is quite simple, quite alternative, and the vocals were poppy and I felt didn't quite fit well with the rock atmosphere.
I dunno if the vocals were too loud but they seemed to dominate too much over the rock.
I gotta give it to them, though, they can perform to a certain level, and the front man Emad AlaEddin is charismatic to a level but wasn't quite the rock thing, he clearly has some Michael Jackson influence, didn't cut it well enough for me, and I really like certain Michael Jackson stuff. Maybe other people would like it, but it didn't appeal to me.
Who knows maybe they'll innovate a new style, with some improvements (no offense intended but it seemed incomplete), but it was kinda bad and boring.
My opinion people, and I'm not sorry.
6 months ago