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Seven Trees : Embracing the Unknown

  1. Submission
  2. Stale
  3. Tearstained
  4. Overload
  5. Velvet Dream
  6. Going Down
  7. The Unknown
  8. To Live is Regret
  9. Desire Slowly Burning

This Swedish band introduces a very exciting release which demonstrates a moody and dark atmosphere (often sad and almost Gothic at times), while incorporating some very strong orchestral implementation throughout; this makes for a very rewarding and original listening experience. They also bring a very human feeling to the album; chances are you are going to be emotionally drained after listening to this release. On the track 'Desire Slowly Burning', the band is very adept at including guitar without ruining the song, and they also showcase the use of a strong harsh female vocalist, who sounds similar to Katrin of Coptic Rain. Some songs have a strong emotional, yet minimalistic quality like the track 'Going Down', while others are very beat-laden and club-friendly like the track 'Submission'; they even venture into more of an obscure, soundscape vein with the track 'The Unknown'. The lyrics are another strong part of this release; they actually make you think and their content provides a wide view of the emotional spectrum of life, not just your basic "fuck you world, we're angry" theme we hear from so many other bands. (Kevin Congdon)

Seven Trees are:
Johan Kronberg
Henrik Karlsson

Metropolis Records
P.O. Box 54307
Philadelphia, PA 19105


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