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We Are The Illusion - "Podium Of Lies" Debut EP review




This is a progressive metal band from Finland..Scandinavia is well known for delivering great music, especially within the metal genre..and this band certainly is no exception!..

For a debut EP I must say I'm very impressed with the depth and creativity of all six songs!.."The Podium" is insane with weird effects that add to the complexity of the track as well as having great melodic technical riffs and mighty screaming! “A Failing Entity” is a particular highlight in my opinion, largely due to the extreme changes and is perhaps one of the most distinctive tracks, excluding the short dramatic and atmospheric instrumental tracks. "Flawed Equilibrium" opens with a beautiful intro and features interesting futuristic sounds, which fits the band and title/theme of the song well..very intelligible metal..its hard to find a 'flaw' on the EP!..Also quite ironically and probably deliberately done..the song is nicely balanced going from beautiful and calm to a brutal assault on your ears,which is also displayed in parts in the rest of the songs..like that of the literal definition of 'equilibrium' (the condition of a system in which competing influences are balanced.)..Making it a very cleverly constructed composition!

"Heroes" contains some blazing shred riffs, a weird breakdown half way through which makes it stand out and the brilliant gang vocals really top of this mighty tracks! Overall the whole EP is very intriguing and a great listen which I would definitely recommend!!

This is a very exciting,unique and interesting release for a debut..I think "Podium Of Lies" was definitely the right platform to raise the band's profile!

If like me you love what you hear, why not learn how to play their songs on guitar?!..The tabs can be found here on Ultimate Guitar: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/we_are_the_illusion_tabs.htm Have fun!

Also your be pleased to know you can download, "Podium Of Lies" for free by going to the band's Myspace page here: http://www.myspace.com/watiofficial

Carina

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