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  Seed of Sadness EP by Seed of Sadness

Seed of Sadness EP cover art

Artist: Seed of Sadness
Title: Seed of Sadness EP
Catalogue Number: No catalogue number
Review Format: MP3
Release Year: 2012

Woke up this morning and came to the conclusion that the entire world could perhaps be compressed so that it would fit on a metrosexual iPhone. Some things just won’t fit on an IPhone however and one of those things is melodic metal. Seed of Sadness hail from Greece and they do not miss the opportunity to go large with any of the songs on their self titled EP.

Nearly overpowered by the truly bombastic keyboards wielded by Bob Katsionis, these practitioners of melodic metal nonetheless manage to make their mark with the sophisticated vocal strength of Stellaria – for that is her name – providing the all important energy source. Everything takes on near epic proportions and, as “The Final Dance” goes way over the top into guitar solo land, you can’t help but be impressed by the sheer drama of it all. It seems almost superfluous to say that if, say, “King Of Loss were any bigger you wouldn’t be able to fit that song into the average room.

Now, there are many bands doing this kind of thing – Sweden’s Akribi comes to mind – but, in their own limited by the genre retro kind of way, Seed of Sadness sound like a band that would actually be fun to see live. So, it’s big, it’s brash and you’ve probably heard something like it before but Seed of Sadness's EP  is still a guilty pleasure guaranteed to make you think fondly of the times when women wore black stilettos day and night.

The EP is available from Bandcamp.

Review Date: October 9, 2012