On the other side of the medallion, I’d like to mention a few things that gave me pause. Firstly, the music made me feel as though the song was created in a way that’s lacking a certain “live performance” essence.
Secondly, there’s no denying that Centregaze sounds fantastic, hands down. But do they possess the distinctive character that will carry them further? Well, I have my doubts. Kagome Kagome’s character struck me as modern but somewhat lacking in the intrigue that compels you to explore a band’s repertoire further. There are some records you listen to purely for the sheer love of the sound, regardless of what’s being played. In Centregaze’s case, it regretfully felt to me to be the opposite, never been a big fan of modern processed metal sound.