REASON INSIDE - Define Life(demo)
Trying to find a reason for this musical effort, as I looked deep inside under the surface, I saw an interesting answer. The answer is given by the young – average age is 20 years- group of the promising and talented musicians that part REASON INSIDE. The band was formed around 2009 and this demo is the first studio attempt. Hailing from Larissa, Greece, REASON INSIDE despite their young age, present a wonderful work, aiming to a contract with a major label… and why not?
The best part about this three-track demo is that despite the many influences found in the band’s sound, one can at once detect the personal character of the band. The musical style moves from progressive to alternative metal, under an umbrella of melancholy, coming from the dramatic vocal interpretation and the agonizing guitar riffs. The synthesis in all of the three tracks is solid and specific, leaving no questions as for the musical direction and the general feeling that the band wants to spread through its music.
The opening track is the explosive “Butterfly on a Wheel”, with doom elements and quite memorable refrain and nice distorted guitars. Rhythm rotates and the clean cuts provide great dynamics. The second one is the “hit” track of the demo, presenting a catchy melodic ballad, nicely distorted as always; the production is quite good but especially in this one a shinny production could bring out the power of the track better. Again Konstantinos Zacharakis vocals manage to steal my enthusiasm and fairly! The last song is “Insomnia”. It follows the steps of the previous tracks only in here the grungy guitar solos uplift the guitar work giving more aggressive attitude.
The promising REASON INSIDE give loads of hope as for the local scene and hopefully a label will appreciate their special gifts, overcoming the difficult economic stops in discography. The identity as a unique musical creature is obvious. The audience to appreciate it is still wanted...