BREATH AFTER COMA – Breath after Coma
In 2013 in Athens is when and where this band started. As they state in their bio they started to jam and they wanted to create a rock sound that would be purely organic with no effects and would be a medium to tell their stories and communicate with people around the world. “Breath after Coma” is their debut EP and the result of the effort that started a couple of years ago. So, let us see what these guys have to offer us.
THE COVER: I have to admit that this is a beautiful cover with lots of details and very original. On the center you can see a lady that looks as if coming from the 17th or 18th century and she has four eyes (real four eyes no glasses). With her hands she holds two roses (a red and a pink) and around her arms you can see that she holds many different things which will take a lot of lines to describe to you and I am afraid that I might tire you. It is a bizarre image that somehow I would expect to see on a poster of a circus full of freaks.
MUSICAL STYLE: The band describes their sound in their bio sheet as alternative heavy rock and I think that it is a quite accurate description. I would only add that they also have some punk rock influences since the opening track of the EP under the title “Everyday King” has a strong Iggy Pop vibe (it reminded me a bit of “The Passenger” song). Besides all this, their sound is a mix of grooves and melodies that sound both old school and yet modern. In my opinion the band is also influenced by the blues and you can’t miss the whole rock ‘n’ roll attitude that is strong in all of their songs.
CONCLUSION: I might not have much knowledge of the sound of BREATH AFTER COMA, but in their debut EP they showed me that they are a tight band that knows exactly what they want to achieve with their sound. This is a release full of energy and musical ideas that owe their existence to the past of the rock sound and yet they don’t ignore the modern day rock music.