Monday, November 30, 2009
SANDSTONE - Purging The Past
This a band that comes from Ireland, and practically are playing Heavy Metal, although their music is enriched from song to song with various influences, something that makes this album diverse enough, and fun to listen to. Blending enough melodies, some Progressive and classic Heavy Metal parts, they have created songs with various moods and emotions, something that is very good for the album. There are enough interesting ideas here, and the band is talented enough to explore them in the best possible way. On the other hand, there are some minor drawbacks, or things that could have done in a better way, but those don't spoil the fun. This album might sound catchy from the first moment, and might be so, but a cautious listener will reveal things hidden, and this is the true dynamic of it. There are the typical fast, in your face, songs, with a bit more simple structure, there are more complex songs as well, but no matter what style, the band is performing with the same high quality and talent. It took some time and some listenings, but this album definitely worth the while.