But We Try It
Dead Lights
Style: Metal Core
Release date: 28 January, 2011
Playing time: 40:25

This is the debut album of this German metal core act that started back in 2008. The band must be very happy that they inked a deal wit one of the bigger labels like Massacre. Of course I had big expectations through that. I must say that they did not satisfy my expectations. There are some interesting parts in their songs, but to me it is not special enough.

The band uses two styles of singing, a screaming, bit hysteric combination of hardcore/black metal style and a lower grunting style. Especially the first one gets irritating after a while, it sometimes sounds too forced. Of course it gives the tracks some variety, but it is far from new. The musical style is metalcore with thrash influences and melodic death metal parts. There is no doubt about it, the guys play with dedication and the songs are not bad either, but they lack originality. The band is at its best when they play melodic death metal parts; I think they should use them more. The faster metalcore parts are too normal and not special enough. Influences of Neaera can be heard in a few songs too, which doesn't have to be bad of course. Nevertheless I think they should try to find more a style of their own.

Not bad for a debut, but from a debut on Massacre Records I expect more. Next time, don't try it, do it!


01. Bloodritual
Cruel World
03. The Gift And The Curse
City Of Ghosts
Everything Falls Apart
Remember Me
The Great Disaster
Embracing Darkness
Dead Lights I: The Rising
Dead Lights II: The Path to New Hope

Label: Massacre Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 16 January, 2011
Website: www.myspace.com/butwetryit