Storyum – “Insomnia” (2012)

Label: Edge Records/Ravenheart Records

Review by Tony Cannella

One thing I have learned is to never judge a band on first listen. A perfect example of this is the Slovakian band Storyum. After the first listen to their 2010 album “Insomnia”, I was less than impressed, but after giving it one more listen, then another, then another… well you get the point, I grew to really like this album and my rating kept going up and up with each subsequent listen.

The female vocals on “Insomnia” is performed by Suzy Isis Morovics and Alexandra Oroszova, with some male vocals present as well. Their sound features a mixture of pop, alternative rock and more straight-forward melodic hard rock. The eerie “Intro” segues into the upbeat heavy pop swagger of “Walk the Way”, which is followed by the sexy “Fire”. “Don’t Leave Me Alone” is another song that has a pop style and a melody that is undeniably wicked. Even though some of the songs have a sort of poppish style, the music is all very guitar driven and pure rock. Some other favorites included: “Forget”, “Angels”, the emotional “Scars” and “Illusion (Heaven)”. “Insomnia” is two years old and since that time, Storyum has found themselves singer-less, a position that has not yet been filled to my knowledge. We shall see where they go from here. I am glad that I decided to give Storyum more than one listen to grow on me; as it turns out “Insomnia” is really a pretty good album.

Rating – 80/100

 

Tracklist

  1. Intro
  2. Walk the Way
  3. Fire
  4. Don’t Leave Me Alone!
  5. Forget
  6. Angels
  7. Scars
  8. Illusion (Heaven)
  9. Enough Ca$h
  10. Insomnia
  11. Closer
  12. Outro

 

Line Up

  • Suzy Isis Morovics – Vocals
  • Alexandra Oroszova – Vocals
  • Dodi – Bass & Vocals
  • Gila – Guitar  & Vocals
  • Joe – Drums, Keys & Vocals
  • Jandura – DJ

 

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