Monday, June 9, 2008

Inearthed - Shining (Pre-Children of Bodom) (192)


Alexi 'Wildchild' Laiho - Vocals, Lead Guitar
Alexander Kuoppala - Rhythm Guitar
Henkka T. Blacksmith - Bass
Jaska W. Raatikainen - Drums
Jani 'Pera' Pirisjoki - Keyboards

-The name "Shining" was inspired by the horror movie with the same title.

Review :

All of the instruments on this demo are very noticable, with just a little loss of high end. But thats not truely a bad thing, I myself am a fan of the raw production. Some of the melodies heard on this demo can be found lingering on COB's other albums.
The mood is very dark, especially on Homeland II. The main riff is actaully from Towards Dead End, but much slower, and I actaully like it better this way.

All of the songs on this album are noteworthy and very good. Especially the keys, they add texture and mood to the demo. Even Alexi's solos are pretty good for a teenager. Also there are acoustic passages. Which COB pretty much never did on any of there albums, expcept for a little part on Something WIld "Red Light in My Eys Part 1".

The vocals are very good to, they are closer to a black metal style rather then that thrashy sound on Hatecrew and Are You Dead Yet?

Talking of the Trees is by far my favorite song on this demo. The main riff is pretty cool, then it goes right into a fast melodic riff quickley followed by another great riff along with the vocals.

There is not much to say about this demo, except that anyone who is a fan of Something Wild, and any other Black/Death/Metal bands of the 90'-97' era should definetly give this demo along with Inearthed's other demo a listen. Take the demo for what its worth. Don't judge it one bit by the production. Take in the melodies, and familiar riffs found in Homeland II and Talking of the Trees (which by the way has a female vocal part in it) and just enjoy it.

1.Talking of the Trees (Sanctuary)05:19
2.Vision of Eternal Sorrow05:02
4.Homeland II: Shining (The 4th Kingdom)03:00
Total playing time17:59

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