Bring Her – Bring Her (CD Album – Icy Cold Records)
Background/Info: Nadine J. and Marcus N. set up Bring Her in 2015. This self-titled album is the official debut work for the American formation. The CD got released by Icy Cold Records, the vinyl by Black Verb Records and there also is a cassette format released by Phage Tapes.
Content: “Bring Her” is an album getting us back to some 80s reminiscences. Especially the guitar parts bring this dark era back to life. The low, resonating bass lines reinforce this feeling while the electronic arrangements are achieving the work with a more melodic element. On top of it all you’ll hear the angelic-, but also sensual vocals of Nadine J.
+ + + : I’m not bored of bands awakening the 80s spirit and Bring Her did without pretension, but with some devotion. I especially like the guitar play, which excels on tracks such as “Choose Me Move Me”, “Curses Not Promises” and “Osiris Temple” (which is a song originally written by Poison Point). The Bring Her version of “Osiris Temple” even sounds as the real apotheosis of this album. A last and essential element I have to mention is the magic of the vocals; somewhere heavenly and sensual, and also passionate and bewitching!
– – – : There are several good ideas running through the songs, but I think the band has the potential to do better. But for an official debut this is an interesting release.
Conclusion: Bring Her is not reinventing anything, but they’ve something which makes me say we better keep an eye on their future works.
Best songs: “Osiris Temple”, “Held By No One”, “Cold Moon”.
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