We just received another great review out of the UK. Thank to Ian from Black Phonix Rising. Check their site out here: http://blackphoenixrising.freeforums.org
Let’s see what the ‘Hunter’s Prey’ EP has to offer with this track by track review ….
First up is ‘Hunters Prey’, a song that was written especially for author Kim ten Tusscher’s book “Prey”. An atmospheric orchestral / keyboard intro gives way to riffing guitars, strong bass lines, solid drum beats and the vocals of front woman Karen Leijzer. A catchy, mid paced number which takes us on a journey of Symphonic / Progressive elements whilst the commanding female vocals take centre stage in the rising verses and powerful chorus sections, an interesting, well constructed title track. The tempo increases slightly with ‘Weight Of Loss’, a catchy track in which Karen’s rising vocals really shine through backed up nicely by punchy drums and nice guitar work with the bass providing a driving backbone. A quality, melodic number that will have you banging your heads in appreciation.
The pace slows with ‘Mother Egypt: All For Love’, piano style keyboards provide the intro and the backing for a duet of female / clean male vocals which combine to good effect before the drums, bass and guitar cut in as Karen takes over the vocal duties, her voice rising above the heavier music with comparative ease. The track meanders through a series of heavier and lighter twists and turns with the male vocals returning later on to add a contrast to the heartfelt female vocals and sorrowful guitars, a true myriad of musical delights. Last but no means least is ‘Broken Images’, a fast paced, heavy track with pounding drums, driving bass and quality guitar work creating the backdrop for Karen’s exquisite, rising vocals whilst the keyboards provide a catchy, melodic edge, a rip-roaring way to bring the curtain down on an impressive EP.
Seven Waters have certainly raised the bar with ‘Hunter’s Prey’, four well written, executed and produced tracks that give the listener an aural treat. Melodic Symphonic / Progressive Rock/Metal at it’s best, Highly Recommended …… 9/10
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