Soriben - _Ancestros de Insania_
by: Pedro Azevedo (5 out of 5)
Comparing this 30 minute long demo CD with their demo tape from a couple of years ago, it's easy to perceive that Soriben have come a long way already and their skills have improved considerably. Although still quite a young band, Soriben have now been together for quite a while, and it shows. _Ancestros de Insania_ is very competently written, played and produced as far as demos go and shows a melodic sort of doom metal that often has a lot going on instrumentally, and Soriben certainly manage to play tightly throughout. The clean vocals, however, both male and female, need work -- it's actually a good thing that the female vocals appear so seldom. The death vox are more competently performed, though. Throughout the demo, Soriben's compositions unfold to reveal a band that can already achieve some remarkable moments and simultaneously keep things interesting enough the rest of the time, guitars and keyboard successively taking the spotlight. Soriben still need to work very hard if they are to release a competitive full-length in the future, but as far as demos go, _Ancestros de Insania_ is certainly one of the best I've listened to in quite a long while.

Contact: Soriben, P.O. Box 7260, 41005 Sevilla, Spain

(article published 19/5/1999)


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