Project Masquerade
Nothing but Everything Will Remain
Style: Heavy Metal
Release date: 1 October, 2011
Playing time: 45:56

Let me start by setting the record straight: mastermind and main songwriter Noud Smeets is a very talented guitarist and composer. This little appetizer is firmly packed with great riffs and most of the leads are great as well. And this is not a showcase for his skills, no this is six complex and well crafted songs which sounds like a band effort.

But as you might have guessed there's a but: the vocals are up to scratch and hold this EP a bit back. The vocals rage from normal metal vocals to more aggressive, almost growling outbursts and not all vocalists deliver at the level I had expected. The music is situated somewhere between heavy metal and thrash metal and is as such at an acceptable level.

Not a half bad beginning and a sure sign of promise for the future, maybe you can look past the clear let-down (for me) on this EP and take more from it. Still not convinced then I suggest you take a listen to "Restless Souls", best and most complete song on the EP, had the rest just been like this...!


01. Disease
02. Carve Your Heart
03. Restless Souls
04. Killer of Life
05. Masterplan
06. King of the Wasteland

Label: Independent
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: 24 September, 2011