|Review: Closer - Darkness In Me|
|Darkness In Me|
Label: Pulverised Records
Year released: 2006
Genre: Melodic Death Metal
Review online: March 6, 2007
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
for:Darkness In Me
Rated 2.17/5 (43.33%) (6 Votes)
Closer are a Swedish band, and this is their debut EP of 'Melodic Death Metal'. I use the term with reservation, as there is little really deathly about this kind of music. Closer play melodic, groove-laden metal with standard screamy harsh vocals and some nice riffs. A three-song EP isn't much to go on, but it tells me pretty much all I need to know about this band. Now they're on Pulverised, which means they can't suck totally, and they don't, but there is bloody nothing on here that has not been done a thousand times before by a thousand bands, to the point where you wonder why they bothered. Closer are not bad, but being decent in a totally oversaturated genre is a course for oblivion. It is still possible to be exciting within the boundaries of melodeath, as bands like Dark Haven and The Fifth Sun have proved, but Closer are not doing it.
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