||Back in 1992, the band Ashes
To Ashes was formed. In 1998 the band planned to get their self
financed debut album together, it was called "Shapes Of Spirits."
Now to describe the band, its hard to figure out exactly what they
sound like. It's anywhere from new Sentenced to At The Gates, and
Old Tiamat crossed with Amorphis. It's a cross between many different
sounds, some relaxing a pleasing, and some more aggressive. When you
listen to this CD some parts make you relax and some make you sit
more to the edge of your seat. There are 3 instrumentals on this CD
and one of them I enjoyed quite a bit. "Divide & Conquer"
is a great song. My favorite track on this CD was "Castle In
The Air," and "The Mourning" wasn't to far behind.
This CD has 8 tracks on it with nearly 52 minutes of music that would
keep you interested the whole time. Ashes To Ashes are writing new
songs right now, and they say they will be heavier. The direction
of this band make get very interesting in the near future, I can't
wait to see what these guys will write this time around.