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Alone (3 Track Demo)
Released: 2009, Independent
Reviewer: Stu Occupier
Hunted were formed in Cardiff, Wales in 2006 initially as a four piece inspired by Iron Maiden and Megadeth, performing numerous cover versions until they found their own feet and creating quite a stylish sound. Various line up changes in 2007 saw them gigging and recording whilst building up a good live reputation. As is often the case with bands when things go well, in 2008 the band lost their drummer and guitarist. Fortunately they found a replacement on drums but not for guitarist Dave Edwards whose contribution to this single remains intact. Since the release of this Dan Angelow has now joined the band as Edwards' replacement.
Many bands of course don't like to be labelled as the next “insert band name here” but sometimes it just makes life easier if you do. So on listening to the vocal delivery, the quality guitarwork, excellent writing and production of all three tracks I would suggest that in a few years with the right help and development you are listening to the next “Dream Theater”.
Essentially that is because all those progressive and metal elements that make DT or say Opeth are here but - and I emphasize that word - they do manage to retain originality, that is to say that Hunted are no copy or tribute band.
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03. The Silence Of Minds
Jon Letson (Bass)
Matthew Thomas (Drums)
Chris G. (Vocals)
Steven Barberini (Lead Guitar)
Dave Edwards (Rhythm Guitar)
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