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Asrai - Sour Ground (single)
As of yesterday (November 12th) people are able to buy the new full-length album of Goth rock/metal band Asrai. And with a new album comes a new single, right? So here it is! Letís find out if the album will be worth some spins.
 
What I find rather interesting is that this band already started out in 1985. So with their roots in both the punk and the wave scene this must be quite a unique thing I figured. With this in mind I prepared myself for my very first encounter with Asrai.
 
Well, wellÖwhat to think of this? I guess I just didnít really expect this. Besides the fact this music is not at all symphonic Ė as I somehow expected Ė it also lacks the real power I seek in a band. I donít mean itís all that bad, itís just so damn radio-friendly. A bit more power wouldnít have hurt anyone. Not even the radio airtime for that matter.
 
Okay, I admit that thereís definitely something in this music. For example, the very beginning of the dramatic song ĎYour Hands So Coldí, which at least contains some metallic influences, but the overall result just lacks a bit of power. Itís all nice melodic work with the obvious wave influences still present, but for me this just isnít enough. I kinda feel like I miss certain things.
 
Fans of the band will probably easily be pleased with the new Asrai single and album, I think Iíll leave it a this reviewing process. This wave goth rock contains some strong melodies but misses the power to convince. Itís up to you whether or not to check out the recently released full-length Pearls In Dirt.  
Asrai - Sour Ground (single)
No ScoreDetails Season of Mist
Released on Monday Nov 5th, 2007
Wave Goth Rock

Writer @Boek on Tuesday Nov 13th, 2007

Tags: #Asrai
Tracklisting 1. Sour Ground
2. Your Hands So Cold
Line up Margriet Ė Vocals
Martin Ė Bass
Manon Ė Synth, Violin
Rik Ė Guitar
Karin Ė Drums