Sunterra
Reborn


1.5
very poor

Review

by InsightOut USER (31 Reviews)
January 26th, 2017 | 8 replies


Release Date: 2017 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Sunterra have produced a solid EP, sticking to their gothic metal origins and experimenting with electronic music.

Sunterra are back after a long album hiatus with their powerful EP titled Reborn. The six tracks delivered by the Viennese quartet are a testament to their evolving sound, which is infused with electronic elements, but without straying too far away from their industrial/gothic metal roots.

The opening track Reign Supreme grabs the listener by the scruff of the neck and demands their attention. It’s a high energy song where Carlos’ growling voice works in tandem with Lilly’s melancholic female vocals. The fast-paced guitar riffs and the drum-line drive the track forward.

Shadow in The Dark starts off as a beautiful melodic piano song, providing a platform for the female singer to showcase her vocal abilities. It doesn’t take long to realise that this is the lull before the storm. The male lead vocalist takes full control of the track and all hell breaks loose.

Sunterra’s sound is defined by mixing the opposing qualities of brutal, snarling aggressive vocals with dark, melancholic female vocals. It’s something that works perfectly well in the third track of Reborn, Lord of Lies, which is one of the standout tracks thanks to its solid and meaningful lyrics.

The heavy chugging guitars and the bashing drums are in full swing on Ministry of Thoughts. This Orwellian titled song is the best in the EP with its music and lyrics creating a dystopian, gloomy atmosphere.

Shut Up!!! is the only song that falls short in this EP with the lyrics getting a little repetitive and the music not exploring new territory.
As the songs begin to blend together, you get the sense that Sunterra have produced a solid EP, sticking to their gothic metal origins and experimenting with electronic music.



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InsightOut
January 26th 2017


35 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Much of an acquired taste... but have a look!

MarsKid
January 26th 2017


7033 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

A song called "Shut up!!!"



I gotta check this

Ebola
January 26th 2017


3104 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

this is indescribably terrible

MarsKid
January 26th 2017


7033 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

SHUT UP

Ebola
January 26th 2017


3104 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

you forgot the three exclamation points

and the chick screaming in the background

MarsKid
January 26th 2017


7033 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

This makes Agonist look like a fucking gem

DrGonzo1937
Contributing Reviewer
January 29th 2017


14347 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

This was horrible.

Digging: Mike Shinoda - Post Traumatic

MarsKid
February 14th 2018


7033 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

This still gives me a good laugh



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