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Reviews – As If We Never Existed

01. The Magnificence Of Deception
02. Clear
03. The Girl That By no means Was
04. All Eyes On Me
05. Hiya

One of the crucial distinctive feminine voices in metallic and likewise some of the criminally underrated, Sarah Jezebel Deva has been conspicuous by her absence from the metallic scene for plenty of years. Whereas not a full-throated comeback by any means, “As If We By no means Existed” showcases precisely what we now have been lacking. As together with her earlier venture ANGTORIA, she groups up right here with studio wizard and multi-instrumentalist Chris Rehn, and whereas that is self-funded DIY venture at current, the continued chemistry between the duo is apparent and calls for the chance to be totally explored.

There are 4 unique songs right here, each a gleaming symphonic metallic gem. As demonstrated on ANGTORIA‘s sole full-length album, “God Has a Plan for Us All”, Sarah and her inventive associate are masters of grandiose preparations artfully welded to razor-sharp pop sensibilities. Opener “The Magnificence Of Deception” means that their collaboration has matured and sharpened its focus within the years since they final made music collectively. Fearlessly catchy and but shrouded in dreamy atmospherics, the tune is a superb showcase for Sarah‘s voice and her unmistakable mix of the angelic and the crestfallen. “Clear” is even higher with a strident metallic undertow and elegant vocal harmonies, it effortlessly punches on the identical weight as symphonic metallic’s established huge names. A glacial, gothic rock haunting, “The Girl That By no means Was” is the best factor right here, with a chic refrain and a few critical scaling of the octaves from SJD. Snarled in spiraling synths and swimming in pathos, “All Eyes On Me” is ferociously radio pleasant in the absolute best method; whereas a closing cowl of ADELE‘s “Hiya” succeeds in infusing the unique’s show-tune bombast with delicate darkish shades that raise Sarah‘s bruised however tender vocal skyward.

An genuine trailblazer in a world that also feels much less inclusive than it ought to be, Sarah Jezebel Deva has all the time been a category act. TORN BETWEEN TWO WORLDS seems like the right car for her abilities. Extra of this, please.

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