Release: 21 April 2012
Label: Murderous Music Production
What seems to be a descent record at first, may have hidden something if you listen to it closely. Sometimes this is positive; each time you listen to a record, new details emerge, making the record better and better. Once in a while it could be the total opposite, as is proven by Zrec.
When first listening to Zrec from Czech it sounds like those typical, pounding folk-metal. Happy flute- and violinmelodies, raging guitars and male clean/grunts interchanged with female classical vocals. We’ve all heard this before, but this doesn’t have to be a problem.
However, the problem is that everything seems a bit ‘loose’. The songs lack a proper structure, and tend to go everywhere. A lot of ideas are put in one song, without keeping a logical link between each of those ideas. But what’s worse, is the quality of the musicians. The flute sounds dissonant at times, and the high female vocals are really clamant. Furthermore, some parts are played really sloppy, making it sound like one big mess.
A release which is easy to be forgotten. Nice to listen to it for once, but at further listening sessions you discover so much flaws the whole pleasure of listening to it is gone. Too bad.
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