BANE (Serbia) “Chaos, Darkness & Emptiness” DIGI CD review by Dave’s Underground Laboratory

BANE (Serbia) “Chaos, Darkness & Emptiness” DIGI CD review

by Dave’s Underground Laboratory

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By Dave Schalek

Hot on the heels of my foray into the mediocrity of Balfor comes Chaos, Darkness, And Emptiness, a new album from Bane, a Serbian act also straddling the line between death and black metal with melodic and symphonic overtones. In fact, so similar to Balfor are Bane, that the review above very nearly also applies to Bane. It’s almost as if two mediocre students insisted on copying each others’ homework right before entering the laboratory. That’s a no-no. OK, all facetiousness aside, Bane certainly have the formula of melodic/symphonic blackened death metal down pat with plenty of shredding guitars, lots of blasts that periodically segue into slower, more progressively oriented passages, Shagrath-esque vocals, an over produced sound, etc, etc. Like Balfor, though, Bane suffer from mediocre, unmemorable songwriting and a totally by the numbers formulaic approach. Truth be told, however, Bane do have a bit more of feeling and emotion in their approach, and are periodically able to rise above the mediocrity and show flashes of potential, if not brilliance.

Review link: http://heavymetal.about.com/b/2011/02/21/daves-underground-laboratory-february-21-2011.htm

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Bane links:

Official Website: http://baneband.com

Myspace: www.myspace.com/baneband

Facebook: www.facebook.com/baneband

Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/baneband

Last fm: www.last.fm/music/Bane

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Abyss Records links:

Label & Online Music Store: www.officialabyssrecords.com

Myspace: www.myspace.com/abyssrecordsofficial

Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialAbyssRecords

Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/label/abyssrecords

Last fm: www.last.fm/label/AbyssRecords

Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/MinionfortheAbyss

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AbyssRecords

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Other links:

To purchase BANE “Chaos, Darkness & Emptiness” DIGI CD , “The Acausal Fire” DIGI CD and other BANE merchandise go to: www.officialabyssrecords.com/product_info.php?products_id=10306

To preview a song from “The Acausal Fire” go to: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb10-wDj7iM or www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAvPBvpw_Hw

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