Single Review – Crimson Rain – The Mask Within (4:58)
A gax-heavy gravid hook intro melts on in to somewhat bluesy melodic vox, before a steady, yet short, climb into the first chorus – man I’m getting chills! Coasting on down to the next verse, wicked awesome transitions, no harshness drops, just silk city the whole way through. Not all bands can pull this off; these guys make it sound really easy and damned awesome.
Nice melodic velvety riff about 3 mins in lends a nice rest, changing pace without harshing the buzz. Nice ride up to a cathartic vocal peak, then rock on into a wickedly sharp gax outro to ease you out. Whoa. Epic.
The almost eerie, somehow space-filled, vox gives this tune real immensity. I especially like the mature huge feel and pace of this track, I also really like the mastering, and how all band members are seamlessly intertwined and yet have their own shining moments throughout. Awesome. The more I hear the more I want to hear, if this single is anything to go by, the next album is going to rule.
Keep eyes/ears peeled for the Rain, people.
May 2010..Crimson Rain was formed by good friends Pras K and Avi Pranish as an alternative band with the concept of not being genre specific. The songs are written with feel and groove with strong emphasis also placed on lyrical honesty and instrument melody.
The band is produced by Zorran Mendonsa and to date four singles have been released – Why, The Mask Within, Are You Happy Now and Catastrophe.
Crimson Rain has been well received not only in New Zealand but also in Australia, Malaysia, Fiji and India. The band has received airplay and is going on tour of Malaysia in July 2012.