Proceeds The Rain
~reviewed by Michael
Many times in my life I have considered
myself to be well rounded musically, having heard so much of it over the
years. Metal stuck to the foreground and became my music of choice
but I still enjoy trying out many different types and styles as I never
know what will pop up that will catch my ear. Proceeds The Rain,
the newest release from Sapphic Ode, is an undeniably excellent release
loaded with the darkness I require.
When I first put this CD in, I did not
expect to hear what I heard. Heavy guitar riffs marched from the
speakers following the cadence of the both soothing yet attitude-ridden
vocals of Julee. While musically, this would be metal, the softer
vocals stand in contrast to create a perfect blend of goth and metal.
I was quickly reminded of the style Fear of God (RIP, Dawn) used to have
and then surprisingly learned Mike Carlino from Fear of God played on the
song “Dies Irea”.
Anyway, the worst thing about this release
is the length, only having five songs. By the time you’re up and
grooving, it’s all over. Aside from that, there’s really nothing
I could single out as a stinker for this release or this band. They
are a very talented outfit and are on to something good. I would
hope that they have a strong cult following and can see them becoming much
more popular in the future. I urge people to go out and give them
a try, as their harmonies and offsetting guitar/vocal styles are infectious.
1.In My Mind
2.Proceeds The Rain