hang on, where did you say you're from again?'
That's more or less what I thought when I spun this disc the first time. Britons,
eh? Well, how come you sound as if you're from the Swedish west coast, eh eh?
There's probably no good answer to that other than they like what they hear from
over there, and they know exactly how to put their own songs together in that
very same style. At the Gates and Dark Tranquility must be high on the list of
inspirations, no doubt - practically any track on this the band's first full
length will prove that to you.
The CD is financed by the band themselves, and as admirable as that may be,
there is the downside that Engraved Disillusion's music deserves a lot more
attention to detail than it's been granted for now. I'd probably have toured a
bit more and saved up some more money had I been in their boots, but so be it.
Anyhoo, it's clearly an album full of great music, and therefore Engraved Disillusion
deserves kudos. Check out their MySpace and go see them live if you get the
chance. I have a feeling it'd be worth it!