Greyhaven - 'Demo'

Year of Release: 1997
Label: n/a
Catalog Number: n/a
Format: CD
Total Time: 27:31:00

I'm only going by a short sampling here, but this is an awsome band. I'm not the type of reviewer to give everybody a 6 or above either. To me, a 5 out of 10 is expected. To get more than that a band must exceed my expectations and earn my second listen. Greyhaven has surely done it with this 30 minute instrumental demo, having earned my listening attention just about every day. They do have a vocalist in the band now who is recording their debut CD with them. I am excited for this band and the entertainment I will receive from them (a little selfish am I?).

The music itself is not extremely heavy, but it's not Yanni, either. There are some great thundering guitars beneath the keyboards, which really shine throughout. The keys are truly the highlight of the two songs. Drums give a nice bass rhythm to fill it out, however drummers who are only finatic about drums will be disappointed. This band is about atmospheric music and not about tapping your foot. This aint a rap zine anyway :-) This will appeal to many other kinds of fans and I'm sure they'll put out one heck of a debut. Remember the name Greyhaven and don't say I didn't tell you so.

Ethan Matthews is now Echo Us... also reviewed; this review courtesy Jeff Keifling and most likely originally appeard at the Perpetual Motion board, but was aquired when PW absorbed AudioVision in 1999 -ed.

Vessel: i) Prologue - ii) Morin Downs - iii)Delismorder (Midnight) - iv) Solaris (21:10) / Downfall (6:21)

Nick Cipriano - drums, percussion
Nate Howard - lead & rhythm guitars
E (Ethan Matthews) - synthesizers, lead guitar

'Demo' (1997) Greyhaven (2000)

Genre: Progressive-Power Metal

Origin US

Added: July 25th 1999
Reviewer: Jeff Keifling

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Language: english


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