Seaside - Emerge
Uptones Records
Atmospheric Metal
5 songs (21'15)
Release year: 2000
Reviewed by Danny

Seaside is a Swiss band playing atmospheric metal which reminds me Lacuna Coil. First track, Ignition, coming straight from Lacuna Coil's in a Reverie, is a very good song and the female voice of Vale is magical, perfect for this type of music. Ignition reminds me also Paradise Lost, because the guitar's sound reminds me famous Draconian Time. Hashura second song reminds me more Tears For Fear and is less "metallic". While Screening is again heavy and atmospheric, Clean is a ballad in Lacuna Coil's spirit.

The voice is very good and this Emerge is very atmospheric, delivering "flying feelings". An emotional album that targets the heart and the mind of the listener. I liked the structures of the songs, while the production of the album is crystal clear.

This Emerge is a five piece of atmospheric metal and I really hope the full record will be more in the vein of the first song or the third one (Ignition or Screening) which is for me the road to follow. The rest of the record is cool, but is sounding too much for the "radio".

If you like Lacuna Coil, jump on this one. Excellent start! And here comes another touchdown by as Swiss band. The guy who said Switzerland is a country of watch and chocolate forget to mention also ... metal. Congratulations and thanks again to Uptones Records who send us this promo.

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Danny quoted 80 / 100
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