Review by Tony Cannella
“Ephemeral Way” is the title of the debut EP from Spanish Goth metallers Unseen Ether. 5-songs and 25-minutes worth of music makes up the debut.
“Ephemeral Way” gets started on a positive note with “Euphoria”. A strong guitar riff dominates this song and Alba’s clean vocals are sometimes reminiscent of Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbia. In fact, if you would ask me to compare this band to anyone I would have to say that Lacuna Coil and early Anneke era The Gathering are the two bands that spring to mind. “A New Sun” is next and comes equipped with a memorable chorus.
Unseen Ether adds plenty of melody into the mix, which is never a bad thing, in my opinion. There is not much of a varied style on the songs. What you hear in the beginning is pretty much what makes up “Ephemeral Way”. The lone exception is “Throwing Stones” which goes from being a ballad to sludgy riffed mid-tempo number to a faster paced song. This is an excellent song that features some fantastic all around performances. The blasting “Wicked (Nature)” draws “Ephemeral Way” to its conclusion. Unseen Ether is a very capable and promising young band as their debut EP “Ephemeral Way” displays. I am very curious to hear their full-length debut full-length.
Rating – 82/100
- A New Sun
- Ephemeral Way
- Throwing Stones
- Wicked (Nature)
- Alba Bermejo – Vocals
- Francisco Fernandez – Guitars
- Arkaitz – Guitars
- Patricio Muñoz – Bass and Vocals
- Leticia Crespillo – Drums