In general I give few or no attention to the cores or screamos bands that we receive here. There are two exceptions; when the PR is a such very nice person that I review rthe band because and for him/her or when the best is such a bad arse that it’s impossible not to review it. Mask of Prospero with “Hiraeth” fall into the second. It’s been such a long time that I don’t here such a great band from the cores or the screamos – Yeah, my dear child of the night might find this an impossible task but I guarantee there are great bands. Interestingly, “Hiraeth” is good when it doesn’t show so many cores traits as in “Exile.” It’s a track that my dear child of the night might skip with no doubt.
“Hiraeth” welcomes the fan with the hard “Divided” whose guitars overtones are incredible tough that made me forget that there are no guitar solos in it. “Lethe” starts off almost like “Exile,” however the guitars take control of the track and it gets bearable though vocals forgot how to sound awesome, if you know what I mean. Fair to say that the guitars save the day. It’s when a harsh voice takes control of the sing that things get insane. This kind of duet kicks it. The keyboards in the background give a nice touch to the track breaking a little the mayhem the guitars bring. By the way, there is a guitar solo in this track to save the day again. Check the incredible last minutes of the song when the keaboards take the lead giving the song some gentle and sweet tones breaking again the guitars.
There is one thing here that I like the most and that is to be fair and impartial with the bands no matter their style. I do have the styles I really don’t like but they’re no boundaries to do my job. If the band’s cool, why not?
Mask of Prospero “Hiraeth” was released on January 27th via ViciSolum Productions.
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