of Blue is a young Norwegian band, and "The Second Monologue"
is as the title almost gives away their second demo - the first one
"Circles of Butterflies - The First Monologue" was released
back in 2002, and received a lot of favourable reviews all over the
they are ready with their next assault on the music community - and
everything seems to be in place here, from the classy package, the
cool autumn inspired picture on the cover, to the excellent production
- recorded in their own studio, mixed by Geir Luedy and just to makes
matters count mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios in
songs, 13:29 minutes worth of music is on offer here, starting with
"The Garden" - a strong opener with it's cool sequencers and
Johannes Støles excellent vocals, very good guitar work from Torfinn
Sirnes - just take a listen to the cool lead. I like how the combine
hard driven guitars and sequencers here. "Father & Son"
is up next, this one has a more gothic feel to it, again the song
shows how great a combo Torfinn & Johannes makes, the middle break
with it's classical inspired tunes are very cool, another nice song.
"World of Things" finish this very nice experience off,
another strong melodic song - this one a bit more progressive than the
others - displaying another fine example of good musicianship and
strong melody lines ...
am highly impressed with this 3 song demo, they clearly knows their
strengths and explores them wisely on this demo. If you are into
melodic rock, Queensryche around the "Promised Land"-era or
just good melodic rock songs, then I suggest you should check this up
and coming band out!