By: Scott Foster
Available: March 1, 2014
The past few days I’ve been listening to a CD we’ve received from a submission request. An EP, actually. Drakon Myth is a studio project conceived by Gregory Davis and Tessa Anderson, with the goal of creating a Symphonic Metal/Goth Rock band. Gregory told me the sound they’re going for is along the lines bands such as Nightwish, Epica, Kamelot, etc. Musically, Drakon Myth is closer to Epica and Nightwish…but they’re still not there. More on that later.
OK, so Desire of the Heart started as a CD, but was then cut to an EP for release in order to see what kind of feedback they would get. With remixes of three songs (Everlasting Love gets two remixes) you’re still getting a lot of music. The songs are on topics such as love and the war between good and evil. OK, not really groundbreaking, but it’s a good foundation to build from. So we’ve got a band with a keyboardist writing and producing the songs, and a vocalist who certainly sounds like she’s got the pipes to pull off Nightwish. So where does that leave us? Well…not with Nightwish.
Let me start this paragraph with saying that a dug the songs, and think the foundation they have is great. But it needs to be fleshed out. The sound focused on keyboards and vocals, which, given the makeup of the band, makes perfect since. It lacked the edge I would expect from a band billing themselves as metal. However, I think these issues are correctible. When the band expands to include a full line up I think we’ll see really great things out of Drakon Myth.
Gregory Davis – Keyboards
Tessa Anderson – Vocals