Detonation - Promo 2001
It takes more and more from demos of unsigned bands to make me feel that is something special nowadays, but Detonation that originates from Holland have succeeded with that.
Detonation from Holland is a band that has been around
since late summer 1997,and was formed by guitarist/vocalist Romeijn,
Ferguson on guitar and Kalksma on drums.
Hearing this band on their second official demorelease is a very nice experiance to do - it not only shows that the dutch metalscene is more alive than you might hear about, but also that they know how to handle their instruments and compose music of high quality.
The metal they play are nowadays a bit more to the death
metal area, with a tiny bit of trashy elements here and there, but those
are not that significant.
The riffs are strong and good, both in the fast driven
songs which are mainly occuring here, and in the slower, more groovier
parts like the ones occuring in Starve.
The opener Forever Buried Pain is a fastpaced song that
is based on a catchy, semi trashy riff, and contains both slower riffs
and acoustic parts.
The technical aspects is of no source for complaints, as all members do their work very good - and the riffs are varied, fresh and made with class and all is tied together with style by the rhythmsection containing of bassist Otto S. and drummer Kalksma.
The band is currently looking for a suitable label to
relese their debutalbum as widely as possible, which they will start
recording in the summer of 2002 - signed or not.
Worth mentioning is also that the whole package with the promo, the big amount of information and everything around it has a very professional touch over it - they even included nice postcards and personal written notes with the whole deal.
A fullength album is to be released late summer/early autumn this year, so be sure to keep an eye open and check that out as I am positive we are in for a real treat than.