Genre/Influences: EBM, dark-pop.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Prometheus Flame is a Greek project set up by George Sofianos and supported by Nick Von Karma. The debut album “Karma Reloaded” was released by the end of 2019 and promoted by X-Beats.
Content: It’s not that easy defining the sound composed by Prometheus Flame. It clearly is an electronic format, mixing elements of EBM with darker influences. The songs are supported by melodic- and atmospheric strings, which have something pretty vintage like. The vocals are rather clear and sometimes remind me of Jean-Luc Demeyer (Front 242). “Karma Reloaded” is an album that will make you dance, but also features more melancholic pieces you can dream on.
+ + + : The first aspect from this work that caught my attention are the vocals. The way of singing sometimes reminds me of the Front 242 singer. Sound-wise Prometheus Flame is mixing different influences. I like the EBM-pop driven “Human State”, which is a great song to dance on. But I also enjoy the more evasive and melancholic driven “Eight Of Cups”. But the most noticeable song is “The Price” revealing great songwriting and especially the way this song progressively evolves reveals talented musicians. I also want to mention “Dance In The Light”, which is carried by a solid lead.
– – – : It’s not that easy to label this band as one specific style and that’s maybe one of the single points to conquer an audience, listeners often preferring ‘standards’.
Conclusion: “Karma Reloaded” is an honest debut album revealing a band with some potential. So let’s see what they’ll bring next.
Best songs: “The Price”, “Human State”, “Dance In The Light”, “Eight Of Cups”.
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