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CD REVIEW SAVIOUR FIRST LIGHT TO MY DEATHBED

SAVIOUR

FIRST LIGHT TO MY DEATHBED

2013

 

 

FRSH METAL TO THE CORE

 

 

The gentle guitars that open the album are blown away by rapped growls and vaguely military drums and some lilting guitar cut through with heavy chords before a delicate female vocal is echoed by deeper growls, and that growled rap voice. Then in a barrage of riffs and drums the growls take each other on in a fight to the death. They call it ‘Undead’ and it’s probably ball-park as far as names go to what you just heard.

 


It’s a nice album in truth though it can feel rather formulaic at times and whilst to the most part the contrasting vocals are part of the magic sonically, at times they are rather overdone. There are a few expected Metalcore clichés here and there but for a first outing it’s worth noting that they are tacking a concept here – spreading a positive message as always and highlighting the dangers of illegal drugs.  Lyrically it’s pretty interesting to read (as obviously you can’t hear them).  

 


I can imagine an audience for ‘Saviour’ and indeed locally this year has been immense for the band, signing to a label, touring nationally and putting out this first album. Standouts for us have to be the softer texture of ‘Karolena’ and the likes of ‘Unstoppable’ and closer ‘Morning’. What I can do without is the spat-rap-growl of ;Needles’ whih I also imagine many will love.

 

 

Mark Diggins

 

CD REVIEW SAVIOUR FIRST LIGHT TO MY DEATHBED 2013