STALINS WAR: Rebirth from Flames: CD

Jul 06, 2007

I had a feeling that this was going to be an emo release. Something about the way the cover looked. But my intuition was wrong on this one. I know this is not an inventive description, but they sound like Kittie meets Shadows Fall and Good Riddance. It’s metallic hardcore that is piercing with precision and powerful in delivery. The vocalist, Moana Strom, has a deceivingly beautiful voice that is almost romantic in its beauty, but can turn on you with her shrieking vocals bursts. The production on this recording is top notch. The only thing missing is the double bass drumming. (Not to say that the drumming is mediocre. It’s not.) By addition, it would further enforce the music they are producing.

 –don (Un–Fun)