Mirrors // Cold Sanctuary [Video Review]

Song: Cold Sanctuary

Band: Mirrors

Release: Cold Sanctuary EP – Released on May 10, 2019

Area: Gippsland & Melbourne, Australia.

Date of release: 15/03/2019

Genre: Melodic Metalcore

Recorded, Mixed & Produced: Ionei Heckenberg

Videographer: Ed Reiss

For Fans Of: Ocean Sleeper, Polaris, The Amity Affliction.

Since the release of 2017’s "Fools Paradise" EP and the 2018 single 'Circus', there has been a remarkable shift in sound for this 4 piece Melodic Metalcore band from Gippsland, Victoria. Lead vocalist Patty has expanded his vocal range and included delicate clean vocals to complement his growling passionate screams. The screams themselves are used to punctuate and highlight the emotional content of the lyrics. Musically, there is a bigger focus on sweeping electronics, powerful guitar solos and tactful drum patterns. Breakdowns still exist on the track but are more subtle in nature compared to their previous material.

The music video directed by Ed Reiss features the band in an old haunted mansion type setting complete with billowing white curtains, creepy shadows on the walls and a wooden staircase. The dark smoky presence can be seen contorting and applying pressure to Patty’s physical body on the bed. Cast in shades of blue and grey while adding ghost-like double exposure shots, Ed Reiss does an awesome job capturing a suspenseful atmosphere inside the house, turning inner demons into physical entities.

Vocals: 9/10

Guitars: 9/10

Bass: 8.5/10

Drums: 8.5/10

Lyrics: 4/5

Would You Go And See Them (WYGAST) : 4/5

Video Narrative : 8/10

Video Production: 18/20 Visual Effectiveness : 18/20

Overall: 87/100

Personal Enjoyment: 8.5/10

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