Passage - Passage review
|Release date:||August 2005|
01. Perfect World
02. No Dawn Again
03. A Death In Autumn
04. It's Gone Too Far
05. The Burden
06. Only Pale Souvenirs
07. Last Broken Dream
WoW, WoW and WoW again. I'm sorry, but I felt like that's the only way I could express myself after hearing this album. Out of nowhere we suddenly have one of the finest epic doom metal bands and one of the best epic doom metal albums during the last couple of years.
I think it's shocking that such talented band is still unsigned, how can that be? I'm sure that if this was a black metal band then probably 50 labels had jumped over the band at once. Don't misunderstand me, I love black metal, but when I see such amazing band is still unsigned, then to me, this is another proof of how very underrated doom metal really is.
Enough of this, lets talk about the album itself which is passages first demo. But don't get fooled by hearing that it's a "demo" and think that it only contains 3-4 songs, because it's actually more of a full length album and contains 8 songs and 56 minutes of beautiful music.
The album starts with the song Perfect World, a very slow and emotional song filled with deep feelings. When you hear this song, you will immediately notice how talented the vocals are. The only complaint I have is the accent of the singer which is not always correct, same thing can probably also be said about the lyrics which shows that English is not really these guys strongest side. Beside the clean male vocals, the album also contains some beautiful female vocals on occasions, which add even more harmony and feeling to their music. Like many other doom bands, passage also uses keyboards, which are together with the guitars and the percussions mostly focused on creating an emotional atmosphere in the music.
I've also read in various other websites that people compare them to While Heaven Wept. I must say that although I think this is a good comparison, I also think that their music is too much of their own to be compared with any other band.
I can't choose any favourite track since in my opinion; every single song on this album is brilliant and different than the other. How could someone ever get bored of this?
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