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And The Sky Darkened – Between Ghosts Award winner

And The Sky Darkened
Between Ghosts
by Caio Botrel at 28 April 2020, 6:56 PM

ND THE SKY DARKENED is an interesting band from Cardiff, Wales. They have started their career in 2015 and I must say that they sound pretty professional. They will release their new EP “Between Ghosts” on 8th May and I had the opportunity to listen to it and that’s what we are going to talk about.

The opening song from the album is the title track “Between Ghosts”, it starts out with a calm clean guitar sound that creates a peaceful ambiance. There’s a piano arrangement that starts when the voice hits in. The acoustic guitars enter and there’s a guitar doing some melodies. That’s a pretty calm song to start an EP, but I must say that it’s a pretty good one. I loved the vocals as well.

Burden Hardest To Beat” is a totally different song if compared to the previous one. It starts out with some cool guitar riffs that are something kind of “out of the box”. This song has a pretty nice ambiance and FUCK the vocals are pretty aggressive. The chorus is pretty good and you might be singing it as soon as you hear it. There’s a great guitar solo and some guttural vocals on it as well. Cool song.

The Darkened Await” starts out as a kind of reggae vibe with some guitar melodies on it, but the guitars soon turn the distortion on and the bass and drums hits in as well. The melody created here is pretty catchy and I really enjoyed the guitar that followed… it’s pretty groovy. The vocals here sound a little bit more aggressive and there’s more guttural vocals on it as well. I liked how this song has diversity when it comes to the guitars and vocals. One of the best on the EP for sure.

Turn These Eyes Blind” starts out with a very dark ambiance created by the clean guitar sound and its soon joined by some more darker guitar riffs with distortion, bass and drums. This song is the heavier on the whole EP and it has a lot of different dynamics, diversity and ambiance. I fuckin’ loved it.

AND THE SKY DARKENED have written and released a great EP, with only great songs. The instruments were well recorded and played, the vocals were pretty good and the production is really great as well. That said, you guys should write an album. Four songs are not enough, for that grate band.

Songwriting: 10
Musicianship: 10
Memorability: 10
Production: 10

5 Star Rating

1. Between Ghosts
2. Burden Hardest To Bear
3. The Darkened Await
4. Turn These Eyes Blind
Ryan Lewis – Vocals and Guitars
Ollie Hansen – Guitars
James O’ Donovan – Bass
Matt “Animal” Thomas – Drums
Record Label: Independent


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