Артист: The Hourglass Название: Through Darkness And Light [Symphonic Metal] Жанр: Gothic Год выхода: 2014 Label: Self-released О музыке:
The Hourglass is a symphonic/gothic/industrial metal band, formed in 2010 by Alma Vomastek (vocals, keyboards,
songwriting, lyrics), Bogdan Mara (drums) and Vlad Negrea (guitar), in the city of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The name was carefully chosen to represent a
connection between old and new, classical and modern (musically speaking) and also, to keep a general idea that everything that has a beginning, also
has an end.
The band started slowly as a studio project, having at first only a 4-5 songs demo recording in plan. The main reason to start this way is that a band
cannot aim high or represent any interest to the local scene until there are at least some demo quality songs to be presented to the local public on
social networks (Facebook, Reverbnation or Myspace). The recording of the demo begun in late 2010 in a formula of three, the bass being recorded on
the first three tracks by session musicians. In the summer of 2011, Mircea Petreus joined the band as a bass player and shortly after that, the last
two songs on the demo were recorded.
The goal of this band was to something new, something that could combine different genres into a new sound. After many musical experiments in
songwriting regarding subjects, atmosphere and sounds used, the band crystallized a sound represented by heavy guitars and strong rhythmics, symphonic
and industrial keyboard sounds, all combined with a classical soprano voice. A symphonic/industrial metal hybrid.
On the 30th of December 2011,The Hourglass released online the first self-produced studio material, "Requiem", a 5 songs demo that represents a
mixture of feelings, harmonies and styles. From a ballad (In Remembrance) to a strong industrial metal influenced song (The Fall), they tried to
explore the strongest human beliefs and feelings.
The spring of 2012 brings the last missing member in the band: Ioana Dirva, a pianist drawn by the idea of playing on a synthesiser and trying a
different musical approach. After a strong live debut as an opening act for Theatres des Vampires (Italy) in Cluj-Napoca, one of the founder members,
Vlad Negrea (guitar) left the band for personal reasons in April 2012, followed by Mircea Petreus, three months later. Even so, the formula of five
was completed quick, without affecting the band's rehearsals schedule and upcoming concerts. With Andrei Buciuta (guitar) and Traian Toderean
(bass), The Hourglass was complete again, ready to rock the local stage (and more) with the new members and compositions.
The end of 2013 comes with line-up changes: Andrei and Traian left the band due to the tight schedule of their studies, to be replaced in a short time
by... Surprise! Guess who's back? Vlad Negrea takes the guitarist role once again, joining the band together with a new face, a new friend:
Cristian Florea (the bassist of Shadowsail).
The band's debut album, "Through Darkness And Light" was released on the 28th of March 2014, so let's see what this willbring to the table
for this band!
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01. Dying Star
06. Dies Irae
07. The Fall
10. In Remembrance
11. Way Home