Friday, 17 February 2012

Developments Of

Sketchars,com has actually done better than I'd hoped, the site gains quite a respectable amount of traffic. Though with recent developments such as the other soon to be released website which is done on a different platform, I've ran ideas of producing a sort of Sketchars v2.0, though the name will be changed to something more related to the content of this music. The point getting at here is that this site might reach it's end, I can just leave it here and let the traffic that comes to it be, though the site won't really be updated, and with the work I am doing now on another site, it isn't being updated to frequently either.

The new version will be a re-amped metalcore/deathcore music site like this (thus v2.0), so this site would clash with it, and running two of the same sites would seem a bit odd, though I am not completely sure of dropping, also leaving the problem of what to do with the domain I still have registered.

Though I will keep the site running for another 2-5 months that's for sure, since a new site would take some time and effort to put together, though I will see how things will develop. To all the people that view this simple music blog, thanks.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Crossfaith - The Dream The Space

Crossfaith is a Japanese metalcore, which actually has released 2 albums and 1 EP. The Dream The Space being their second full album release, being their "American" release, also including a cover of "Omen" by Prodigy.

The album consists of 11 tracks all being in English (though I am not sure if their previous work was in Japanese). The Tracks Being.

1. Technologia
2. Chaos Attractor
3. Stars Faded In Slow Motion
4. Promise
5. The Dream The Space
6. Snake Code
7. Demise And Kiss
8. Panorama
9. Crystal Echoes Back To Our Tragedy
10. Nostalgia
11. Omen (Prodigy Cover)

The band features the use of standards sort of metalcore writing style, though they also include some techno which is actually done by one of the  band members and not just a track being played in the background, which is nice to see.

Though the songs a nicely written, they are not to technical and not to melodic either, mixing of the songs sounds pretty good, but nothing too great. Vocals in the album are pretty monotone, they do not change to much, either slightly more stressed, or slightly lower, though I can't really make out the words to well.

Guitar tone is pretty crunch, sounds to be done with a direct input and ran through a few plugins for that tone, though not to bad, though nothing to fancy. Drumming in this album is quite good and keeps are good beat.

Though it is a nice attempt by Crossfaith, there isn't to much to look at with the album, the songs sound to similar, and the guitar tones don't help, though with the skills they have now, they could apply later to better affect. Though we will have to see on their decision.

Crossfaith - The Dream The Space         5.5/10