WildSpiritz IMS MUSIC REVIEW - AT FIRST - DEADLINE

Alternative rock/metal from Breda, the Netherlands.

AT FIRST

‘DEADLINE’

ALTERNATIVE ROCK/METAL

INDEPENDENT RELEASE

Hard Life Promotion

The end of January sees Dutch band At First release their first full-length album and given the pedigree of bands that have come out of the Netherlands they have a lot to live up to. ‘Come and get your entertainment’ sets the stall out nicely with searing guitars and powerful vocals. It’s a track that has an excellent riff and builds as it goes along. ‘Disconnected’ is more of a rollercoaster with excellent guitar and ‘Infinity’ is an intelligently written track.

Production values are good as is the musicianship, but I feel that the band lost their way a little way with ‘Turbulence’ which I didn’t really get. All is not lost however as ‘Samsara’ and ‘More’ are both belters. There are quite a few nods to the old school especially on ‘We the Future.’ Not as stand out as was first hoped but excellent all the same. It’s the second release that is the important one and At First have built the foundations for something great.

8/10