Ewiniar – Burning The Night (Independent Release)

English:CD-review
  Van Muylem    5 december 2021

From a mutual love of dark, moody and melancholic Rock emerges the sound of exciting new Goth Metal band Ewiniar. Hailing from the Adriatic city of Split in Croatia, the husband-and-wife team comprised of Marin and Katarina Tramontana are exploring the broad range of their influences by producing music that represents a new dawn on the Rock horizon.


Breaking onto the world stage in September 2021 with their debut single “Years of Heaven”, Ewiniar are about to dive into a career that will see them release a serious catalogue of work in the near future. Dramatic and brilliantly epic, the duo combines Katarina’s vocals over juddering drums and blistering guitar work to deliver a sonic experience that is all their own. Diving into the darkness and then channelling the light through soaring harmonies, Ewiniar are bringing their best game to the table and leaving nothing on the field.

A true partnership in life as in music, Marin arranges and writes the songs while Katarina puts her pen on the lyrics and explores her inner emotions. Spurred on by their desire to bring their best work to an expanding audience, they quickly followed up their debut with the equally magnificent “Suspiria”. Replicating the drama of their first single, the follow up is an impressive and extraordinary ride into the Goth Rock subculture.

With their upcoming album “Burning the Night" released on November 19, 2021, Ewiniar are about to reaffirm their reputation as a band to be reckoned with. Moving beyond the shores of Croatia, their sound will herald a new age in Rock and show that the love of Goth is universal.

Against the Stream sounds pretty much ok from the first minute. The female vocals are not bad. The sound is slightly bombastic. I like the guitar sound. It’s a good starter! Under the Stars has nice guitars, good drums and male vocals whispering in the beginning before Katarina starts to sing. The song feels a bit like a mix between The Mission and Faith & The Muse. Years of Heaven has some potential but I hear it’s somehow hard to get them right. It’s not that the vocals are not well calibrated, but it’s like doubting if it’s more into singing or more into screaming. Like it is now the vocals are a bit overwhelmed by the rest of the sound (and the sound is really great, but maybe a bit too much upfront). When the music backs down you have a real highlight, so that shows a bit my point. Mother sounds like a false ballad, but a good one. The acoustic part is really well done. Just strange to hear French vocals suddenly popping up (more expecting a bit of her mother language). The extra male vocals are a good extra too. Midnight Sun is a slow tempo rocker with a gothic attitude. I’m wandering how it would sound on stage as it seems not easy to keep the right tune. Suspiria is not a cover (as far as I understand), it’s an up-tempo song with nice guitars and a synth. A bit more of a bombastic touch would be good and some more backings (with the chorus). Until the End of Time goes on with great guitar play! It’s a good song, but a bit more power in the vocals would lift the song to a higher level. Seekers of the Sense has a great sound and a good vibe. It’s one of the better songs on this album as the vocals sound well balanced with the music (the guitars are just perfect, just as the drums).

Burning the Night is not only the title track of the album as it’s also the last track on the album! The song has a few effects on the vocals at certain points in the background. It’s not a blast of a song, but it’s a good ending! It will be the perfect end of a live set too (once it’s again possible to tour in a proper way).

I wish them good luck and hope they work a bit more on their sound and come up with a few hits. The album on itself is really great, but once you start listening to each track separately you notice they still need to grow a bit and work a bit (here and there) on the vocals and maybe come up with some extra backings or a duet and diversify their sound a bit. But again: it’s a good start!

“Burning the Night” is available on all streaming platforms and on their Bandcamp page! 

Spotify ➡️http://bitly.ws/jDAe

Bandcamp ➡️https://ewiniar.bandcamp.com/

Deezer ➡️http://bitly.ws/jDAg

YouTube ➡️https://bit.ly/30xLDvP

 

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