review by Matthew "Newbreed99" Haumschild___
Itís like, modern rock with a lot more edge to it. That would be the best way to describe this band.
their first track, ďBetter ManĒ,
the good majority of the song is written and performed in the hard-core
style of music. Monotone growling and punishing
guitars make up the verses, but when the band goes into the verses, they
make a complete u-turn and go modern rock. The vocals and guitars get
very melodic, and not in a melodic death metal way either. Itís almost
to the point of it sounding alternative in the choruses. The rest of
that track, outside the verses and choruses, gets complex, almost to the
point of progression.
However, the next two tracks tell a very
different story. Both songs are very straight up and have a very
uncompromising hard-core sound. These songs would appeal to
almost all metal fanatics. Another thing worth pointing out is the
constant changes in time in both songs. It would
change to 4/4 time to 3/5 time then back to 4/4 time a few times during
Oversoul isnít your everyday hard-core band. They have a hint of progression in them, usually found in bands like Children Of Bodom. The musicianship in this band is also extraordinary. Although they do not include guitar solos in the metal sense in their songs, one canít help but to admire the drumming. The drums sound nearly perfect. Great snare sound, cymbal level is good, kick drum perfect.
are dead on, very very crunchy! The bass is hardly heard though,
the vocals, mix-wise they come in great. However
the, vocals arenít that original, mediocre at best. Not bad by
any means, they just stand out. Iíd put the vocals in the same genre
as Damage Planís vocals, adequate, but nothing spectacular.
Overall, itís a decent demo, they sound
like they could pull off a good live show. Might also be worth
considering looking more into, it sounds like this
band has a lot to offer for all types of metal fanatics.
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