Power of Metal.dk Review

One Without
Style: Modern Metal/Symphonic Metal
Release date: 24 June, 2012
Playing time: 16:16

Swedish One Without ends up in the same place they ended up with their previous releases; "Thoughts of a Secluded Mind" in 2009 and "Sweet Relief" in 2011, with this new EP. On one hand you have the modern metal influences represented by the aggressive male vocals and some down-tuned guitars, on the other you have the fragile and beautiful female voice, which draws  comparisons to some of the bigger female fronted symphonic metal bands (make your pick).

I really like the female vocals; Cat Fey has one of those voices you stop and listen to and her performance on the album is flawless, but I am not as enthusiastic about Kenny Boufadene. I think they sound the best when he takes a step back and sings second voice. But on the other hand I do applaud them for sticking with their beliefs and trying to do something else.

The four songs show a better and stronger band, but they have put themselves between two chairs and I am not sure if they can find a bigger audience with this style.

But do take a listen and judge for yourself...

01. The Lies
02. Systematic Suffering
03. Numbers
04. Involuntary Suicide
Label: Independent
Download: OKDJ
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: 16 June, 2012
Website: www.myspace.com/onewithoutsweden