IRISH NOISE! – Two Tales of Woe (MySpace Review)

This series isn’t in danger of becoming metal obsessed….because there is no danger with Metal. After a frustrating hour of listening to Judas Priest’s British Steel and not being able to review it…again, Tickets There decided that more metal was needed. As we’re slowly but surely learning, Ireland has a good share of decent metal so why not check it out?

Two Tales of Woe are one of those bands you hear mentioned alot, especially around Fibber Magee’s and we decided it was time to follow the stench of hype and see why ople are saying they’re so special. We’re on the second run through at the moment and it’s beginning to break our hardened outer shell. If you’ve ever heard and liked Crowbar, then these guys will appeal. Plunging doom metal mixed with occasional outbursts of shredding guitars, booming riffs and slow but powerful drums. First song, Religion? easily pulls of the job of convincing the listener that these guys are genuine.  Some bands who play this style too often fall into the trap of letting the songs drag on for far too long but these guys handle it well.

Serenade of Silence is a much faster, full on wee belter (love that expression). The guitars are faster during the intervals, the riff has more of a classic seventies swagger to it rather than the standard doom metal drool and the singer’s voice stands out way more than it did on the first song. A definite improvement and welcome change. Also, the power of the main riffs becomes even more apparent one the lead guitar bursts into a shredding solo half way though.

City of Doom’s wah-wah / crunchy bass opening is appealing. Nothing nicer in metal than the sound good heavy bass dominating the sound-scape©®™. The song is a mix of very calm, almost grunge like rock and classic doom a hoi hoi metal. After the pace picks up, the guitars begin to stand out properly and the lead ventures of into a spiraling tangent of riffage. Not as full on as Serenade of Silence but just as convincing as Religion?.  

Things finish with smack in the teeth styling’s of A Place In Time. There’s swagger, there’s classic rock rffage, there’s some speed, aggression. There’s militant precession in the drumming and a general mix of all the last songs strong points. Half way in the song descends into a chaotic pit of despair. After screams, slow riffs and an almost collapse of the structure, the song bellows back into action with some Lizzy like gusto and the guitars once again take the reins. Only bad thing I’ll say about this song is it ends too abruptly but perhaps (and hopefully), it’s different on the album/e.p.

Tickets There likes them. Believe the hype and if you’re a fan of Eye’s Closed and the like, check these guys out.

Check out their MySpace by Clicking Here


7 Responses to “IRISH NOISE! – Two Tales of Woe (MySpace Review)”

  1. Cheers for the review


  2. Your grammar/spelling is atrocious

    Go back to school.

    • Taking back my original comment,

      ‘We know but really, we couldn’t care less dMoniKer.’

      We do care. We wish we could provide a more credible and correct forum to discuss, praise and promote Irish talent and every time we write a piece we try to improve ourselves and learn the trade a little more.

      In truth, there is no we, there is just one person writing all the reviews. One person in charge of writing everything, designing / piecing together the art work, writing all the HTML coding, one person going to the gigs, doing all the prof reading (that’s our weak point) and most importantly, listening to all the music and that person is me. I’m sorry the site isn’t better but I’m working my ass off to learn new writing skills, learn HTML and web design and find the very best talent in Ireland, whether they’re road trained dogs known to all the land or a two piece that formed last week.

      On top of the blog, there’s MySpace, Twitter and Facebook to keep updated and I do all this in my spare time at my expense. I don’t get free music (except with the MySpace), I don’t get gig lists and no-ones paying for the writing time. I have a very demanding full time job and I don’t have a background in writing, music or web design. I studied Greek and Roman civilization, History and Philosophy. On top of that I have a very engaging love of Guinness and the coolest girlfriend in the world so what ever time I can spend on the site I do but at the moment, I can’t make it a full time occupation. Yet, here I am, 3:53AM on a Sunday night (with work the next day) writing a massive comment back to someone who’ll never read it.

      Never say we don’t explain ourselves here at!

  3. dMoniKer Says:

    You didnt need to spend so much time on that,your original reply was sufficent.All i said was your spelling/grammar is atrocious,which it is.
    The go back to school remark was meant as tongue in cheek.Dont be so sensitive missy…and have a nice day 🙂

  4. I’ve seen that guy dMoniker’s band. Less time being a little bitch and more time rehearsing would be a better idea 🙂

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