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Demia - Insidious
After playing several years under the moniker of Cancelled, the band changed its name to Demia last year. And with a new name comes a new album. And in this case even a new contract! Just recently the band announced they signed with Scarlet Records and with their new album already finished, they’re ready to hit the road again. Here is Insidious, produced, mixed and mastered by Logan Mader.
Now let there be no doubt about Machine Head’s qualities. They kick major ass and I’m not trying to make a full comparison between Demia and Machine Head here, but I do have to say there definitely are some comparisons to be mentioned. For example the groove. The double bass kicks in real heavy now and then, and vocalist Yoav has kind of a Robb Flynn voice as well. But in his own way though. He just has that raw edge to it I like so much. Now there are quite some songs on Insidious that have this typical Machine Head vibe in ‘em but to name one: ‘Below’. It has a cool beginning and without too much nonsense it builds up towards a catchy, grooving song.
Come to think of it, Demia kinda molds Machine Head’s grooves and Dry Kill Logic’s straight-forwardness into one strong mix. So fans of those two bands can definitely find themselves satisfied with this album as well.
Also the guitar solos are of great influence on the overall vibe on the album. They really add something to the whole without distracting from the actual songs. Check for example the song ‘Gutterfly’ for such an awesome solo! And then the tempo changes, this band fortunately has the balls to also put some slower moments in their songs, in which it shows its more gentile side. Which is also created by the clean vocals, of which, to be entirely honest, I’m still not a big fan. Though I wouldn’t call them disturbing. It’s just that they sometimes lack the power to give me goosebumps. Except for the song ‘The End Of Dew And Light’, Yoav does know to touch me with his clean vocals. It’s a song that differs a bit from the rest of the songs, and I mean that in a positive way!
I have to admit that this album is one of those albums that you have to hear a couple of times before you actually discover its strength but I can assure you that once you do, it only gets better! Demia has created a damn fine album with enough catchy songs on it to satisfy you for almost fifty minutes. Fans of the Machine Head groove and the straight forwardness of Dry Kill Logic, go check this out! It rocks!  
Demia - Insidious
78/1001Details Scarlet Records
Released on Monday Sep 24th, 2007

Writer @Boek on Thursday Sep 20th, 2007

Tags: #Demia
Tracklisting 01. Phantom Limbs
02. Reciprocity
03. Sweet Salivation
04. Flaw The Immaculate
05. Gutterfly
06. Anemonic
07. Insidious
08. Preys
09. Below
10. Evolutional Regression
11. Murder The Sun
12. The End Of Dew And Light
Line up Yoav – Vocals
DMN – Guitar
Spit – Bass
Robert – Guitar
Sky – Drums