Euphoreon hails from New Zealand and their demo “Before The Blacked Sky” took me by surprise. This one man band is clearly influenced by Wintersun, Ensiferum, etc. This demo is one of the best I heard this month, since it’s perfectly produced and the music is very fresh and enjoyable, too bad it only has 3 songs.
The guitars, bass and vocals are performed by the sole member, while the drums and everything else is programmed. The guitar work is excellent and it’s clearly the style of music this band is shooting for (Epic Melodic Metal). There are plenty of nice guitar solos that complement the music.
The keyboards sound very majestic, and give the perfect Epic feeling to the music. But they sometimes sound like they are out of a Nintendo video game (not too often). The drumming is the only thing I have an issue here, since it does fit the music but it sounds very linear, something that is usual when the drums are programmed.
If this ‘band ‘ keeps doing this kind of music, I’m pretty sure that it’s just a matter of time before they get signed. You can download this demo at their myspace page.
|Band: Euphoreon||Demo: Before The Blackened Sky|
|Label: Unsigned||Year: 2009|
|Genre: Epic Melodic Metal||
Country: New Zealand