Velvet Six - Demons Los Divas (CD Review)
02.Demons Los Divas
04.Back To Back
Olle Wallenius (vocals)
Richard Vikman (guitar)
Christoffer Solborg (guitar)
Henrik Björkgård (drums)
Miro Kronqvist (keyboards)
Matias Muotio (bass)
It was a dark and stormy night when the seed, for what is called Velvet Six, was planted…
That night, in the nightlife of Kokkola (Finland), Olle Wallenius and Henrik Björkgård made the decision to play covers as a duo. Soon they realized that they needed more depth and a wider sound so they decided to look for new band members. Richard Vikman, Miro Kronqvist and Sepi Pesola joined the band, which at that point was known as Hollow.
Fredrik Antaya was soon to follow and now the lineup was complete for the
first time. At this point Velvet Six started to write their own music and the first demos were recorded.
In 2010 Velvet Six signed a record deal with Studio 57 and their debut album, “Dark City
Nightlife” was released in 2011. The album was received well and the band played a lot of shows in the time after the release.
In late 2011 Sepi left and Christoffer Solborg joined a short time later. Sadly, in early 2012, Fredrik Antaya quit the band for personal reasons, but luckily
Matias Muotio replaced him soon after. In 2012 Velvet Six got the opportunity to open for The 69 Eyes in Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki.
Velvet Six's music can be described as gothic rock that combines the atmosphere of HIM, the arrogance of Billy Idol and the multidimension of Muse.
Now the seed that was planted on that dark and stormy night is blossoming greater than ever.
First few songs are good, liking the mix of some obvious influences like HIM and Deathstars, they have a more agressive vocalist and put in some nice synth/programming to give it a slightly symphonic feel in places.
Good strong songs as well, then we get 'Lightkeeper' a naff ballad!
But they get back on track with 'Loves Like' and you start to hear that modern goth influence as well and the last song is quite atmospheric and spooky.
All in all a good solid album and one for the collection.
For fans of: HIM, The 69 Eyes, Deathstars