Stella Sleeps – Anemic Dreams (EP – Icy Cold Records)

Genre/Influences: Cold-Wave. Format: Digital. Background/Info: “Anemic Dreams” is the debut EP of the Swedish project…

Genre/Influences: Cold-Wave.

Format: Digital.

Background/Info: “Anemic Dreams” is the debut EP of the Swedish project Stella Sleeps.A full length album was announced for the end of the year.

Content: The songs are driven by typical Cold-Wave guitar play with icy, female vocals on top. The EP features 4 songs and 3 of them will be featured on the upcoming album. I noticed a mix of harder passages at one side and a softer, even monotone progression at the other side.

+ + + : The song “Caught” is worthy of examination and definitely cool Cold-Wave piece carried by great guitar play and sterile vocals on top. The more dreamy “Blinds” reveals another side of the band, which features a true outburst during the chorus.

– – – : The only song that suffers from originality is the exclusive EP-song “Hurt”; it’s totally unaccomplished and sounds like a poorly inspired B-side…

Conclusion: I can’t say this EP is groundbreaking, but it reveals some potential. The album will give us a better idea about Stella Sleeps.

Best songs: “Caught”, “Blinds”.

Rate: 7.

Artist: www.facebook.com/stellasleeps  

Label: www.facebook.com/icycoldrecords



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