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Sins of Eve - Demo Review: Sins of Eve

24 Aug 2018 // A review by Rupa Kelly

Sins of Eve's demo showcases, overall, their potential and vision for their music to come. A chunky riff-based Rock group hailing from Christchurch, Sins of Eve combines the very unique and honestly thrilling voice of their vocalist, Joy Bantayan with some thoroughly groovy and catchy riffs effortlessly.

Departed opens up with a haunting guitar intro before cracking straight into the main body of the song. This piece is a solid chunk of music. It's movement from verse to chorus is flows neatly and captures the listener into the melody of the song. Though the general stream of the track doesn't alter too much, this isn't much of an issue as the song clocks in at an easy 3:30. There's nothing crazy innovative or particularly fresh about the track but ultimately there's no reason, Departed is exactly what it needs to be, a head bangin' cracker of a tune. Bantayan is the carrying force of the song, her vibrant vocal flavour is refreshing enough to keep the listener interested.

Murder of Crows is up next, again opening with a hauntingly toned guitar, crashing into an even heavier riff than Departed, then breaking down into the simple guitar melody again. The first movement of the song is very strong, the change in tone between chorus and verse engages the hypothetical audience much better. However, the breakdown into outro detracts from the song, the beat feels a little off time, the drums seeming to be detached from the otherwise powerful guitar. It feels like it builds and builds to something, but just kind of simmers off, leaving the listener a little confused.

So Glad is the final track of the demo, spending no time with things like intros, it gets straight to the meat and bone. This is probably my favourite song from the release, the main riff is something fresh from the dominant power chords featuring in the rest of the demo and the song has a fantastic vibe to it, my head can't help but move along with this devastatingly funky tune. So Glad is truly one for the live experience, my mind conjures images of mosh pits and belted out lyrics and is I truly something I hope I get to see.

Sins of Eve comes out strong, though the first two songs don't push too many boundaries, So Glad presents a strong image of potential from this fresh project.

Review written by Rupa Kelly


About Sins of Eve

Sins of Eve are an all original four-piece Christchurch-based hard rock originals band fronted by a female vocalist.

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