What does bands like Be'Lakor,
Cog, The Butterfly Effect, Unitopia, Vauxdvihl, Voyager and now Laycrymae
all have in common? First off all; they do all come the land down-under known as
Australia, secondly they do all work in some way within the confines of
progressive music and thirdly; they are all pushing the boundaries and trying to
sound unique from Day One.
I think if I have to compare
Lacrymae with another band I would say that they are where Voyager was
with their debut album "Element V". And both bands hail from the remote city of
Perth in Western Australia. Lacrymae do not limit themselves, and do not
follow any trends and have incorporated so many styles and influences into five
small masterpieces; each one of them showing a band with confidence and skills.
Their powerful and innovative
style is influenced by bands like: Tool, Opeth, Mercenary, Orphaned Land,
Nevermore, Symphony X and Voyager and as strange a combination this might sound
like I think they have pulled it off in style. They are not afraid to use throw
in some real heavy and aggressive parts complete with fast beats and growling
vocals or to mix things up with a part sung in Italian, which just shows some of
the diversity these five songs possess.
They are not quite there yet;
they need to define and refine their sound; work on some of the melody lines and
sharpen things up a bit. But this is a very good beginning and I am sure we will
great things from them in the future...