Damascus - Open Your Eyes
Best viewed without Internet Explorer, in x resolution or higher. Damascus were a short-lived Liverpool act, best-known for this EP effort, centering on catchy vocal Trick Mirror - The Mountain Goats - The Coroners Gambit. The sound consists of very simplistic guitars, heavy and very audible bass, and simple drums — with a couple of fairly standard guitar leads, and a couple of really nice ones.
The song centres on The Decapitator - Bob & Tom - Sideshow vocal melodies, with the prominent guitar riffs in this one adding emotion and drive to the music.
Lyrics are poetic, filled with sad metaphors about sad clowns and the like. Things kick off with spine shattering riffs and heightened vocal delivery throughout — making for an all-round enjoyable ballad. Strong vocal melodies at the end of the song really pick things up, as does a melancholic solo. The chorus is pretty cool, again featuring very simple riffs and classic rock vocals — passionate and classic. The title track probably tops the others though — benefitting from a few extra touches — such as the vocal solo introduction, and some playful, prominent bass riffage.
This one kicks into Damascus - Open Your Eyes lot of Angel Witch-like guitar riffs, and great vocal harmonies in the chorus — very timeless, and reminiscent of Uriah Heep. This Damascus - Open Your Eyes a great track and really the culmination of the bands elements. The chorus here is phenomenal — the excellent vocal harmonization and very emotive guitar leads afterward are awesome.
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