This strangely subdued combination of Evanescence, Lacuna Coil and a strong dose of Stream of Passion really got my attention at first. Just at the moment when the RMR office police was about to action the terrible delete button. Then some industrial grade ambients and juicy hooks got added to the fray and the RMR robocops took their leaves.
Cerebra is an intriguing tittle of an EP of some three short tracks. The Greek female-fronted foursome Project Renegade run a cunning mix of juicy metal. The record features alternative, ambient, electronic elements intertwined with dark metal riddled riffs and a pretty heavy, but never overwhelming drum work. The dual-voice vocals just add this much desired coat of paint to a style that might otherwise come across as overly rusty. That said, their delivery is still a bit rough around the edges, but I guess this will iron itself out once they evolve further.
Project Renegade nevertheless present a pretty fascinating, short blurb of steely metal with a strong penchant for the gothic kingdom, combined with a pretty sturdy alternative and – I daresay – progressive twist. The band is currently working on their first full length album. The RMR crew really looks forward to that.
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