This Haven - My Year Zero
Seriously, is a demo supposed to be this good? No, these
guys should be signed a wealthy record deal immediately if you ask me.
The guys in This Haven return with their second demo, and legendary
producer Dan Swanö is involved at an even higher grade this time
than before. The last demo Disexist (2004) made me set my expectations
really high, but I could never have guessed that they would to something
as amazing as this one. My Year Zero from This Haven is without a doubt
the best demo I have ever heard.
The first track starts of with a swirling guitar riff and a heavy stoner groove and sets the tone for this album as they kick off with a real killer track and this is also the best track on the album. It is heavy music with a held back aggressive attitude, with vocals similar to Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age) that keep a soft and emotional vibe that binds it all together. Music filled with power, emotions, and not least the so important flow that is a constant factor throughout all of their songs combined with a heavy groove, swirling guitars and progressive Tool vibes, and that is what This Haven is about. And when they are keeping such a perfect balance between the different elements and perform the songs as such a tight band, I find their music impossible to resist.
This Haven with My Year Zero is really good, and then I don't mean that it is good for being a demo, oh no, this is really good compared to established acts.
See also review of: Disexist