Starting Again begins with the title track. The first thing that struck me was those crunchy guitars. They sound amazing. Singer Steve Jenkins adds his almost operatic vocals into the mix and brings it all together. His vocal capability is far-reaching, actually able to both sing and scream extremely well.
The pace continues into track two, violently assaulting us with those guitars again. The vocals seem darker, Jenkins rage coming through. Overall I’m struck by the level of production on this EP. It sounds really well done, the mix is superb.
I’ve seen Democratus perform live. It was a very energetic performance and I feel they have captured that in this record which is not easy to do.
Track three begins heavy as fuck although the chorus gives us a great melodic reprieve which comes just at the right moment in the record to stop it from being too “samey” which metal albums often end up being at the halfway mark.
Tracks four and five conclude the EP with the same level of energy and aggression. I feel aurally violated. Yet a pleasant journey by all accounts.
Check the band out live if you can. Give their Facebook page a like and find out when they are playing near you. A really friendly bunch of guys too. 🙂
- STARTING AGAIN
- LIFE FOR A LIFE
- FURIOUS HORDE
- ENDLESS PROPHECY