Timer - Yet Here We Stand
After short intro, album is starting with the intensive riffs and then is jumping to the beautiful guitar melody…I liked that first time I’ve heard this debut album/EP of Timer, ambiental and experimental sludgecore band from Antwerpen, Belgium. When I heard this, I didn’t believed that this is their first album, because they sound like they’ve been practice and playing for a years. Album contains 8 tracks, 4 complete songs, intro and short apocalyptic clips between those 4 songs. Problem is that I’m not having an original release because it’s only released in 150 copies, and it would be expensive to send it from the Belgium, but band has ask me a favor, they’ve send me their booklet in digital format, and I’m doing this now. On this release, there are also like guests some band members of Maudlin, Mount Venus and Daybreak. CD booklet is made by Jarne from Fortune Design, and it’s a blue/black one with lyrics included.
How Timer sounds? Really great…but on their website you can see info about every band member, and there are also favorite bands of that band member…when you take few bands from that list, you can freely say that Timer sounds like a mix of Isis, Tool, Kyuss, Pink Floyd, Soundgarden, Cult Of Luna, Nirvana, Sigur Ros,… with abstracted lyrics about life, moments where we are imprisoned inside society and searching inside us how to make things better, how to survive another day and if whole life makes sense at all…I think you all know what I mean.
I suggest this one to everyone, the only thing I don’t like (but that’s just my problem) is that vocalist, on the 4th song (“Snowhaze”) reminds me on Creed, and I don’t like Creed very much, but, as I said it before, that’s just my problem ;)
This release is great, this band has his path…If they did such a great release now, and don’t know what are they planning to do next time, suppose it can be only better, so I’m letting rating 10/10 for the next release.www.dead-space.org