Demimonde - _The Warrior's Poets_
by: Pedro Azevedo (3 out of 5)
Demimonde's doomy form of atmospheric metal (featuring several styles of male vocals, nice female vox and keyboards) certainly is varied enough, with its melodic/atmospheric sections (including acoustic guitars), death-like parts and faster sections. Having some pretty good artwork and a very remarkable total length of over 40 minutes, things seem quite promising. As it turns out, Demimonde have done a good job, but the main problem clearly is that quality isn't very constant throughout the songs -- the band often shows some lack of experience. I did like several parts of this tape, especially the faster sections with female vocals on my favorite song, "Queen's Pilgrimage", but, considering all that's being done today, most of the material here doesn't quite stand out from the 'crowd'. The production is far from perfect and doesn't help, but it's not disastrous either; the same can be said about most of the clean male vocals. It's a fact that this recording is about twice as long as most demo tapes, but, all put together, and even though there are several good ideas and quality sections in this recording, it doesn't stand out from the average very frequently. Still quite worthy of being checked out, though.

Contact: Pavel Pavlik, Habova 10, 155 00, Praha 5, Czech Republic

(article published 8/7/1998)

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