Heart of the fire
I must say that I am glad to see bands of this genre still around and trying to generate similar music. However, being completely honest I cannot say that I was particularly impressed with Hearts Of The Fire and being a fan of Confessor, Candlemass and Electric Wizard I can see where this trio are coming from.
The sound presented to us by this band from Massachusetts happens to be rich in content; it comes as an overlap of Electric Wizard's sludgy onslaught of sound, Black Sabbath's (first works) effective simplicity and Pink Floyd's most eerie Ambient approaches with some Noise elements thrown in for good measure. The music alone, even if I cannot consider it to be of excessive originality, is convincing and everything falls into place perfectly, but that is butchered by a relatively poor vocal performance, banal lyrics and the uninteresting metrics fail to convey the musical content to the fullest, or at all.
Perhaps with better attention to the above mentioned weak points, Faces Of Bayon could provide a more convincing album. Musically, this could have been a very interesting album but it falls short by just so little...
Track list: Brimstoned – Etheriality – Godmaker – The Original Sin – Where The Golden Road Ends – The Fire Burns At Dawn.
PUBBLICAZIONE RECENSIONE: 25/05/11
SITO WEB: www.myspace.com/facesofbayon
RECENSORE: Timothy Gardan