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Suffer in Silence
Released: 2011, Self-released
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team
Curvature are a Goth Metal band formed in Buckinghamshire whose emphasis upon solid guitar driven songs and whose catchy head-nodding-along tunes are hard to resist. And after becoming finalists in this year’s Bloodstock Metal to the Masses competition; a spin of their Suffer in Silence EP deserves a much needed spin.
Kicking off with, ‘Blinded’ the steady rock riffs and female vocals work harmoniously together, whilst the keyboard welds into a solid Goth-rock groove that brings to light the more alternative nature of the band’s sound. The chorus also has an infectious rhythm to hook in crowds at live shows. ‘Have No Fear’ has a clean melodic intro where vocals really shine. Heavy guitar riffs enter, picking up the pace, with keyboard coming into its full light amidst song’s breakdown. Next up, the band deliver a metal cover of Lady Gaga’s’ "Bad Romance", with an alternative riff-fueled make-over. Yet it maintains a solid up-beat progression and seems to work well with the vocals; the bouncy drumming gives the song potential to get the crowd moving. Finally, ‘Demon Host (Live)’ is taken from one of the Curvature’s live shows, which opens with an ethereal keyboard intro before the drums, guitars and vocals break in. The solid verse/ chorus transition that flows seamlessly together and the audio quality on this track came out quite well making it easy to picture the song in your mind’s eye with the band tearing up the venue up and rocking out on stage.
Final thoughts, it was quite an interesting and entertaining listen, with a strong drive towards song writing the band do leave you wanting more. However, the production of the recording did feel a little bit rushed and it would be good to hear a more polished product. However, this is a worthy attempt from a band that have created an on the whole refreshing sound.
Review by Ben Spencer
2. Have No Fear
3. Bad Romance
4. Demon Host (Live)
Matte Black: Keys
Matt Jones: Guitar
Michal Czubaj: Drums
Dave Summers : Bass Guitar
Lisa Swatton: Vocals
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