THE OATH - The Oath

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Heavy Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 160 / 5-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Rise Above | Autor: BSV

She was bored with the metal scene in her hometown Stockholm, says guitarist Linnea Olsson. That's why she moved to Berlin to rediscover her freedom and to recharge her batteries with creativity - and finally to found a band with the German singer Johanna Sadonis. The two ladies have now recorded their debut album with the support of a male rhythm fraction. Stockholm, though. In a few days. So the nine songs presented here are essentially live recordings recorded in the studio. You can tell by looking at them: Nothing is complicated here, but everything is straightforward and straightforward. The riffs and grooves are extremely effective in their simplicity and have a high recognition value ("All Must Die" or "Night Child"). Of course they also slow down the tempo ("Leaving Together"). One or the other ballad moment also exists, even an acoustic passage ("In Dream"). But in the end it's the voices and the guitars of the two protagonists that everything revolves around.

Top Track: All Must Die

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