Thursday, 23 October 2008

Review - The Becoming - Volume 1

The Becoming - Volume 1

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7 out of 10

Observation number one - visually, The Becoming could well be confused for Avenged Sevenfold. It made me chuckle.

Observation number two - they don't half sound like them too.

But there is something more accessible about The Becoming. Album opener 'Dressed in Black' sets a great tone for the debut album, which is so perfectly polished in its production that I can metaphorically see my own face in it. Taking their name from the vampire literatary term for the point at which a human becomes a vampire, the band strike an awesome pose, clad from head to toe in black, their music drenched in rich guitar tones and icy synth tones.

This is a band to watch and will appeal to the masses of teenagers looking for the next big thing - The Becoming are indeed, er, The Coming.

Stand out tunes include 'Heaven isn't so far', 'Under the full eclipse' and 'Silent as the grave'.


1. Dressed In Black
2. The One To Hurt You
3. Our First Sunrise
4. I Cry
5. Silent As The Grave
6. The Night That Has No Morning
7. We're Already Dead
8. Your Love
9. Heaven Isn't So Far
10. Somebody Didn't Come Home Last Night
11. Escape You
12. We Close Our Eyes
13. Under The Full Eclipse

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