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Colourblind - 2013 - "Broken Dreams"

(15:50 EP, Colourblind)


****+

The Maltesan band COLOURBLIND has been around for just over 15 years in various constellations, and celebrated thei 15th year with the release of this EP. The lead and companion tracks, Broken Dreams and Paper Planes, are both creations that flirt ever so slightly with the good, old ballad. This within a context of harder edged rock with subtle metal tendencies, sporting dominating and powerful melodic lead vocals, compact and toned down guitar riffs with some nice synth additions. Which works fairly well, to my ears, best on the second of these. A gentle instrumental developing into a harder edged and somewhat more complex piece a nice additional feature. Existing fans will enjoy the brief band interview, as well as the 15 minute long video clip that ends this production. Otherwise those who enjoy accessible, melodic progressive metal bordering on hard rock should enjoy this band and their EP, as long as they can live with a mix and production that shies away from the smooth and slick soundscapes most bands opt for in this day and age.

Olav M Bjornsen: March 22, 2014


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