First off, I have found an odd correlation between three to five track demos and amazing music. The Iris Code's Silence Is A Sentence proves my point. Although they are not the most insane band I have ever heard, the overall sound of the entire demo is oddly addicting.
Beginning with "The Scar That Decorates Your Skin," you are hit with a scary mix of rattling vocals and a need to jump and mosh. The song gives off a vibe of Chiodos mixed with Vendetta Red. The chorus by itself makes the song so incredible I want to sing along every time.
The odd effects of "One Past Midnight" float in leading the vocals and eventually the kickass-ness and some of best mix of minimal guitar parts for a verse I have ever heard. Again, the chorus makes me want to sing along again, then jump and punch a shih-zu in the face. And I have to give it up for the bassist for the simply unbeatable sound.
"Kissing The Unconscious" points out the limits of the vocal pitch and tone creating a bad mix of sound that for some reason still works. The lead riff of the song makes the song as the lyrics give you a feel of torture with their odd description of forced legal obligations and, for lack of a better word, torture. Then wait, a breakdown?! Oh my! But don't worry, it's a short-lived breakdown that actually sounds good.
The final track, "Cities In The Sky" starts off with a possible heavy feel, then turns into a near Fall Of Troy sound, but the tone of the bass gives the song a darker, and more unique feel. The song builds up to the end in an almost epic fashion giving a great sound, with another chance for the listener to sing along with the bridge in the last half of the song. This song being a bit slower than the previous three tracks finishes the demo on a good note.
Wam, bam, bingo, this demo is good. The entre feel of the demo works in a dark tone with a bit of a poppy feel to make up a four track mix of greatness. Silence Is A Sentence makes a great listen and definitely a great buy. I hope to see more from this band in the near future.
1. The Scar That Decorates Your Skin
2. One Minute Past Midnight
3. Kissing The Unconscious
4. Cities In The Sky