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Ever Since - Fight The Elements (7,5/10) - Switzerland - 2002

Genre: Death Metal
Label: Self-production
Playing time: 36:04
Band homepage: Ever Since

Tracklist:

  1. Burning Inside
  2. Heart Of Ice
  3. Brainstorm
  4. Who'll Save Us?
  5. Back To Life
  6. A Letter For The Lady Who Haunts My Nights
Ever Since - Fight The Elements
In a very nice DigiPak comes the 6 tracker "Fight The Elements" of Swiss EVER SINCE, self-produced, being labeled as "Melodic Extreme Metal". Behind this banner we get a mix from Black, Death, Gothic and some electronics, yet always with a lot of melody with it, which is always a plus with me.

Basically, as quite often, the vocals are the biggest link to the extreme stuff, in this case mostly Death Metal, while the music is very melodic and also diverse with the introduction of a violin and some clean vocals as well in the opener "Burning Inside", while the following "Heart Of Ice" brings us some more keyboards and even some electronics, which are very well implemented as well. And this can be attributed to basically all the songs of these Swiss, which here and there also unleash the Speed-fury at us, like in the really hefty "Who'll Save Us", which at times distracts a bit from the otherwise very deep compositions, especially Fabrice's harsh vocals.

The packaging also is high class, with a very good booklet and as a stylish DigiPak, which should appeal to any Death/Black fan that doesn't have any problems with melodies and diversity, so check this really hopeful newcomer out! (Online January 18, 2002)

Alexander Melzer



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