In 17 minutes, a band has nowhere to hide their short comings. One small section that feels like filler, or one part that doesn't stand up to the quality of the rest that bring an entire EP to a screeching halt. This is where Draemora aim to stand their ground.
Draemora's new EP Awakening is a 17 minute melodic death metal piece with more twists and turns than your average M. Night Shyamalan movie. This is a band that doesn't stick to the tradition melo-death sounds, instead looking to incorporate some clean singing, some progressive sections and some experimental sounds.
Guitarist Terry Jenkins discussed the story and writing of Awakening, saying "It's intense and beautiful. It's angry, sad, and uplifting and I think it is a reflection of a human living in modern-day society. The majority of the lyrics are a culmination of direct excerpts from letters, poems, and life experiences from the period between May 2018 and August 2019. It was a very intense time in my life. A relationship I had been in for 10 years was falling apart due to my addiction problems and I had just got sober at the end of April 2018. Being sober after being intoxicated and high for 16 years was like living in a different world all together. I had to finally face all of the things I had put off for a very long time and it was like I was learning how to do everything in my life all over again. I used lyrics and music to channel a lot of those feelings and get it out. When I was in the beginning, I relied on listening to a few specific metal albums to keep me from slipping into the dark, and without those pieces of music, I may not be walking the earth right now. I was going to keep this stuff to myself but, the realization that I needed to feel like I wasn't alone by listening to music that spoke candidly about the same things that I was going through almost forced me to share my stories and others stories on this EP with someone else who is going through the same stuff."
I can't tell you what to do, but you should listen to this EP. It's short, but it's to the point. This is an EP that incorporates many different sounds, but doesn't have any filler. It's also out this Friday, so if you want to hear it now, this is your only chance. A very unique debut release from Draemora.