Thursday, March 7, 2013
Neferion: The Primordial Mode
Anyway, Neferion is the first of these bands. I had not heard of the band before receiving the promo in the mail, so this was my first exposure to them. Their sound is kind of a groove/heavy metal and it rumbles along at a mid-tempo pace. The music is competent and well-played but it does take a back seat to the real star of the band.
Meija Saari is one hell of a vocalist. She really draws most of the attention with her incredible range and tone. She can easily alternate between an absolutely breathtaking clean vocal style to much more of a death metal styled growl. Her voice reminds me a lot of Benedictum vocalist Veronica Freeman. That is definitely a compliment as she has one of the greatest, most underrated voices in all of metal.
This is a fairly short demo, with only four songs on it. With the impressive vocals and the decent music, this increases the re-playability of the release. I have listened to it four or five times in a row already today and it just does not get old. This band should be signed soon.