Shortsight- Cold Wounds Waking
Shortsight is a melodic metalcore band from Belgium. This album came out in 1996 on Good Life Recordings. The melodic vocals of singer Saskia Verbeke are simply breathtaking. The music on this album is so unique sounding and the guitar solos are amazing. I have been listening to this album since 1997 and it never gets boring. Cold Wounds Waking is as vital to me as the first time I ever heard it. In the days of run of the mill records that is really saying something. Shortsight was an awesome band. Saskia is a female singer and her vocal cadence is just perfect. Shouted male vocals are also present and fit well when they are used to enhance the mood of the album. Her vocals are haunting like a banshee in the dark making you scream your guts out until you have made a mess of the floor with your blood. The guitar playing is simply fantastic with riffs galore. To me the guitar riffs can resemble Iron Maiden and Helloween in technical ability. This band is so talented yet they come from the hardcore scene. The solemn vocals remind me of a lynx in the forest who controls the hunt with razor sharp teeth and the primal wit that lands the animal a huge kill in just minutes. The drums are powerful and are the backbone of this record. The guitar solos take you to another place and another land from a time before that was regal and majestic. Some very frantic and hushed vocals at the same time here make me think of a masked silent killer that has killed many with his cerated knife tonight. This is a metalcore album that is very unique sounding and with this style could only come from Belgium. That is because Belgium is the homeland of Shortsight. This band has tons of melody in almost every song. The dynamics on this record are just downright impressive. This is such a classic release and to me this an ultimate classic. The beautiful vocals of female singer Saskia make this album even more impressive. The guitar work is almost as important to this release because it sounds otherworldly. You should for sure check out Cold Wounds Waking. This is a one of a kind experience. Please enjoy this album. Thanks.
8/24/2020 03:16:30 pm
Good review! Should be mentioned that the instrumental 'Uprooted' was written by Josh Fury.
8/25/2020 07:43:57 pm
Thanks for the support. Was Josh Fury in another band?
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