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Review: Incendium - When Daylight is Gone
When Daylight is Gone

Label: Independent
Year released: 2005
Duration: 15:15
Tracks: 4
Genre: Gothic Metal

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: July 22, 2005
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
When Daylight is Gone

Rated 1/5 (20%) (3 Votes)

Well, I reviewed Incendium's "After Silence" demo many moons ago, and I liked it pretty well, so I guess I came to mind when it was time to send out their new one. Incendium started out as a Death band way back when, but are now firmly in the Gothic camp.

Overall, this is pretty solid, but lacks any really killer tunes, like "Crush" off the old demo. Incendium are still heavy and well-produced, but the guitars are simpler and more direct this time around, and on the whole the band sounds quite a bit more like later Sentenced. Vocalist Aki Hahto does not sound as good here, maybe due to the recording, but his accent is very noticeable, and he doesn't sound on-key all the time. There are parts where he starts to sort of yell, and sounds almost mallcore, which I don't care for. I know this guy can sing, but he didn't get his best performance here. "Weak" is the best song here, with more melody and variety to the guitarwork, and some very good vocal melodies.

So "Devastated Life" and "Weak" are good, and the other two songs are just OK, but none of them suck. If you liked Sentenced's "The Cold White Light", then this little demo will be right up your alley.

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Review: After Silence (Demo) (reviewed by Sargon the Terrible)
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