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On disc: InVersus

- Demo 2006 - Claudia Ehrhardt - 8 stars

Demo 2006
(self-released - 2006)

InVersus is a dark symphonic metal band from the Ukraine - and that's almost all I know about them.
The demo kicks off with The Call Of The Dark Forest, a tune which starts slowly with piano and flute. Then the band joins in and with Natalya's vocals then get a bit heavier - which fits well to her angel-like voice. They vary in speed and use different elements to keep the listeners interest. On Keep On Running they also start slowly, but from the first moment this song has a different feel. They push the accelerator and the song gets a bit of dark pop-ish... Some male vocals make it more interesting and build a contrast - like the heavy riffs contrast the flute of Yuliya.
At The Land Of Fallen Sun Natalya is in the beginning pushing a bit too far... too high notes, but that's probably a matter of taste. The keyboard gives the song a melancholy touch which party is also supported by the vocals. Nice idea to echo Natalya's vocals during the chorus by her male counterpart. The last track of this demo is a bonus track and offers Lord Of Demons, a song from 2004 and as far as I know the predecessor of InVersus... More black metal with scolding male vocals and soprano lead vocals. The song has an Oriental touch... Interesting, but it seems to me that this hasn't much to do with nowadays sounds and so is only a way to see where they came from musically.
The Ukrainians combine a heavenly voice with heavy riffs and a beautiful flute melody. The dark rock songs show different elements and sounds. Also the use of a flute isn't too common and so makes them stick out.

8 stars

Claudia Ehrhardt


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