back with another sonic assault for the open minded listeners. 'uniVers'
is the perfect and logical successor to their debut album 'Element
V' from 2004 (originally released in 2001 in Australia). They
continue down the same lane, where they started off on on their
debut album, and they do still sound like no other band - I know
this term if watered out and over-used.
But Voyager is something quite exceptional and unique!
Basically they come across as a straight forward melodic metal band
with catchy songs and hook lines, but the vocal deliverance from
Danny Estrin changes everything... He uses his great voice to add
dimensions and depth to the sound like no other, for most parts his
deliverance is kept in a
clean, almost pop-ish style, but he adds an aggressive and brutal
dimension - mostly as background and second voices.
It's very refreshing to hear a band that sounds fresh and unique.
But be prepared - you don't just put 'uniVers' on and fall in love,
it takes time, energy and a lot of cultivating - because their sound
is so special and not something for everyone...
Give it time and it will open up and give you much pleasure - but
the combination in vocal styles might be a too big a camel for some
to swallow. Keep an open mind when you throw this one into your
CD-player... and you will discover a fascinating universe.