Empty Words
Style: Melodic Death
Release date: 2009/2011
Playing time: 59:32

This Spanish band recorded this album back in 2009 and it has been available since as download. I don't know for sure, but I think that they re-released it as a hardcopy and because of that I will invest some time in the band. The music can be described as rather soft melodic death. The label death is perhaps too extreme (in my opinion) because they don't sound aggressive enough for that. The vocals are sometimes harsh and then again clean. Not something we haven't heard lately.

The songs are just average metal songs with enough melody and a rather Scandinavian touch. If you listen to this album after a top Melodic Death album you will hear the difference. The production has to improve and the songs are still too average. The band has enough ideas and at least tries to be original. "My Own Torture" is an example of that. After a Maiden-like soft vocal part, the song explodes and even has some black metal parts. In my opinion this is the best and most variable track, this is the style they should use more. With "Lycantr-Hope" they even have a power/viking metal sounding track. Variation enough, but a little strange combination. 

Check them out, not very special, but worth listening to.


01. Redemption
02. Passion
03. Final Chapter
04. My Own Torture
05. Nema (Empty Words)
06. Almost Human
07. Covenant of the Last Awake
08. Illeven
09. Lycantr-Hope                                               10. ...

Label: Independent
Distribution: Santo Grial Producciones
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 17 July, 2011
Website: www.elderdawn.net