Skore – Dark Twin Song Review – Metalhead Community
Today we are featuring another promising progressive rock band; Skore, from Hungary. We have reviewed their new song; Dark Twin, along with its character, style, story, potential and more.
Skore is another promising progressive rock band I have discovered through Metalhead Community Submissions about three weeks ago with this song; Dark Twin, off from their latest release; Missing Chapter, which released in 2017. These Hungarian gentlemen are playing a beautiful prog blend with the elements from different sides of the progressive moon. I can easily hear Opeth, Pink Floyd, Porcupine Tree and some other influences on their music. As I said, it’s beautiful. None of these influences are too much and making the listener feel like they are copying anybody. Instead, they are still on their way to creating the ultimate Skore sound and style.
Dark Twin is a smart song, structured on a very complex composition, which is quite admirable. They are showing great potential with their ideas, decisions, composing and musicianship skills. It is an almost 9-minute long story, full of good, bad and ugliness. As a big-time progressive music fan, I can easily say that not everybody can write compositions like this. I give them that. They are determined and have done a promising job by releasing three successful albums so far (including singles). I know what it takes to do all these things, and Skore has earned our respect and admiration for it.
In my book, we should all look at the full side of the glass in this kind of situations. At the end of the day, it is all about knowing your strengths and weaknesses isn’t it? So, the only “not negative” but “needs to be worked on” thing I can point out here is the mood of the song. I know that they have a lot of amazing ideas, riffs, partitions, melodies, solos and so on. But it doesn’t always make sense like this. For instance, Dark Twin is a badass song with many brilliant things within. But after listening to the song, there’s something missing with the taste in your memory. I’ve felt this feeling every time I listened to it. I think the reason is that, not all the elements have the same mood, frequency, feeling which structured this song. Some of them are dark, some of them are positive, depressive, aggressive, mellow, etc… While one part builds up a feeling, the next part takes it to somewhere else and thus none of them succeeds.
Technically, Dark Twin certainly has above average standards. I personally liked the engineering but I can’t say the same thing for the mixing and mastering. Everything sounds clean, clear, natural, very well balanced, polished, engineered, and in good harmony. But when it comes to the loudness, the fist, and the tension, it does not have the impact it should have. Overall the song sounds great, but not powerful enough. And nothing else negative to mention about it at all.
When I take all these into account, I’d like to say that Skore has very good potential at what they do without a doubt. This is still the beginning of their careers and I am sure they will work on their weaknesses in time, develop their sound and style, and come back with something much more powerful next time. I certainly enjoyed listening to Dark Twin and recommend to all progressive music fans to give it a go!
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In conclusion, we, as Metalhead Community Team, congratulate Skore for their amazing job on; Dark Twin, and wish them the very best in their future. Thanks for reading.