by Nein Creed
Although Naughty Clowns looks professional, this four track EP by Nein
Creed, is definitely an Indie release.
Falling somewhere between the musical styles of Ministry and Sisterís of
Mercy, Nein Creed falls into a trap which many independent bands have to
deal with. Where to spend what limited money you have when it comes to
releasing an album or EP.
Obviously, Nein Creed sacrificed the quantity of music, for the visual
allure of packaging. With only four tracks on the EP, it is extremely
difficult to get a feel for the bands style and musical influence.
However, they do have a style which many people should enjoy.
Technically, Nein Creed is a solid band. There music is powerful, upbeat
and intense, and their lyrics are equally interesting. There are
however, a couple of areas which the band needs to focus on.
The first is singing. Despite a generally smooth delivery of the lyrics,
Reverend Soul, the bands lead singer, must work on improving his range.
A couple of the songs attempt to do this, however it usually seems to
forced and awkward.
Another area where caution and improvement is advised, is in their use
of samples. Generally, the samples they used seemed like a good idea
that got out of control. They tend to be too long in length, both
leading the listener away from the song and blurring the music and
Sampling works, and can greatly improve on a songís appeal and style, if
it is done properly. A basic rule of thumb for samples is to keep them
under 10 seconds, thereby implying the spoken words to the context of
your song and not its original source.
Overall though, Nein Creed has released a professional looking
independent release, which shows a great deal of musical potential. With
a little polishing, Nein Creed could develop a strong following in the
Goth and Industrial music scene.
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