Depressive Illusions Records
The Wired is the EP from this Serbian Gothic/Doom Metal band. On their release, this
band combines a lot of different influences from some of the best bands out of this genre.
I am not saying that they are copycats; it’s just that they use some of the finest from
Solstafir, The Gathering, Ambeon and some others and combine them, but; with a certain
uniqueness. The first song here on this album called “Swan Nebula” opens in a Solstafir
way just to change the course after some time. Unfortunately, this song also shows that
the production could use a bit more work. The song is good, but it sounds too much PC
made for my taste. A bit more work on it would be nice for their future works. OK, this is
a minor problem and I don’t want to go into deep into this and draw this release through
the dirt because of the production. Specially, since I like the 3 songs that are here on this
EP. Also, in time the production seems to get better. Let’s go back to the first song again.
Like I said, it opens in a Solstafir manner and after the opening of the song you can hear
a beautiful female voice and at the end of it, a harsh almost BM vocal comes also into
it. This reminds me a bit of some old Theatre Of Tragedy, but not as orchestral as they
were back in the 90’s. It goes more into the vein of the Ambeon Rock songs to say it
so. “Sepia”, the second song is my personal favorite from this EP. “Golden Woods Of
Ypres” is the last song here. This is more an outro which ends this release in a perfect
matter. After listening to this EP, the only thing that I can say is that this good release
which offers an interesting experience to the listener. Sure here and there, there are
certain things that need to be improved, but this is a young band and I guess that they will
make an interesting album when the time comes when they decide to make one.