someone more than a year ago whispered in my ear that the next big thing could
be a female fronted metal band from California called Clandestine I was off
course immediately curios and had to check their site out, and those clips I
heard made me even more curious. I was really looking forward to hear how they
would do on an entire album, and now the day has come...
And this album
is thru-and-thru solid, but it's is far from being the bomb I'd hoped for.
They are not in any way able to live up to the hype that has
but they do deliver an interesting building block for the future. In an
overcrowded music business you need more than a good vocalist and some
talented and very skillful musicians to succeed. Even though
the musicianship is high and the production is good, they do fall a bit
short in the song-writing department - the album doesn't leave a lasting
impression and the songs are not memorable.
The mixture of
progressive rock, metal, pop and electronica does sound interesting (on
paper), but if you don't set yourselves apart from the masses chances are
that your product will only live a very short life. But it is not all
negative; vocalist June Park has a great voice, thankfully not operatic in
any way, the Salvatore Dali inspired artwork looks amazing and they have the
talent to make it...