|Review: Soul Takers - Through the Silence of Words|
|Through the Silence of Words|
Year released: 2002
Genre: Power Metal
Review online: May 20, 2003
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
for:Through the Silence of Words
This is OK. What we have here is a band playing a kind of mix of prog and jazz/fusion with some metal riffs and rather bland power metal-style vocals. There are a lot of piano bits here (and the chick playing the piano is pretty hot too), which is a different approach and raises the level of originality on this disc. Soul Takers have the same sort of problems most young prog bands have, in that the songs tend to meander and lack focus. There are a lot of cool bits here, and the mixture of styles, while sometimes jarring, is always interesting. But there are no memorable parts on this demo, and little distinction between songs. It’s less like a three-song demo than just one long one. It’s pleasant enough while it’s on, but leaves no trace when it’s over. This band gets props for having a sound that’s unlike the other 25,000 Italian bands out there. More focus on songwriting to exploit that difference could produce something interesting, but for now, Soul Takers don’t sound like they’re ready for the big time.
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