Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Review: Bright Curse – Before the Shore

Deep, dark, hypnotic and addictive, Bright Curse evolves in the Heavy – Psychedelic scene represented by great bands such as Tool, Witch, Sleep…!


From the off Bright Curse pound the frets with some bubbling psychedelic ambiance that hits with a melodic edge. The vocals are all-slurring and emotive in every sense of the word.

The distinct Psychedelic consistency broods with an aching passion, involving a dark imagination that is wrapped in an enjoyable style as it targets the psyche with large twists of embracing rhythms.

The band have found a way to inject a lot of seductive traits into the EP, warm melodies, rhythmic groove and plenty of off-kilter moments that are fuzzy and all-appealing.

Mixing a more energetic sound to a warm melancholic hue it travels its path with interest and deep imagination, engaging the audial and offering big rewards.

‘Candles and Flowers’ offers a deep seated heavy riff that flirts with a deviant mind. Its sultry groove is etched in your soul and leaves one in no doubt how to enjoy this track – with the eyes well and truly shut! This is indeed one spellbinding track!
‘Northern Sky’ pays homage to a keyboard be it for only a brief window, but it brings out the dream-like and spine-chilling moments until a heavy bass hook intervenes with great vocals and chilling harmony.

The lilting vocal chords are coaxed to their potential in such a fascinating way, and surrounded by some light strings that leave something good to savour along the way.

‘Earth’s Last Song’ is another brooding and festering track that ambles steadily towards its goal. It is just impeccable enjoyment that lasts, despite holding a melancholy stance – you can feel the music in your gut as it resonates and dramatically infects.

There is something that can be said for this genre of music and that it never seems to get old being enjoyed at any time of the day or night. It reaches into your psyche and just forgets to let’s go.

It holds the listener with a favourable rapport and compelling beats, everything is precise and dished out in equal measures so that the music is well-balanced and stirs up feelings and emotions that can be experienced every time you hit that play button.

Everything flows like molten lava cascading down a mountainside, seamless but with punch and vigour in places and can probably be described as ‘Rock’s naturistic view’ as it gives an insight into a more natural feel and flavour.

This music just keeps on giving and giving!

Pagan Hel
Pagan Helhttp://paganhelreviews.blogspot.co.uk/
RAMzine Senior Writer - Although my fingers don't play frets they write with enthusiasm for metal!!!!!!

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