Sunday, May 3, 2009

Bridgeshadows - Pray For Rain

Pray For Rain
©2008 YoungSide Records

Comprised of Bethany Jones on vocals, Jonathan Stamets (Coriolis) on vocals/guitars/programming, and KL (ex-Wedding Party) on guitar/keyboard/programming, Bridgeshadows merges classic metal with elements of gothic, industrial, and electronica. It reminds me of Wedding Party, but darker, and shades of Saviour Machine. The hybrid mix of Bethany Jones’ gothic vocals with Jonathan Stamets’ almost brooding undercurrent is refreshing. Mixed with the guitar/synth programming brains of KL, their sophomore release goes down rough, and it’s meant to be that way.

Standout tracks include “Do You Feel?”, “Cold Day In Hell”, “Cry For Mercy”, and “Dust To Dust”. Time will tell if they make an impact, but industrial infused music is not going away anytime soon. It needs some exposure.

9.5 of 10 clicks
May 2009

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