Born in 2001, and inspired by Katatonia, the
band Teardown was formed
and out to create a metal creation of their own. Whether you call this gothic,
doom metal or rockin’ doomy gothic metal, one thing for sure is they
have nice cohesion and work well together. The band creates colorful musicscapes
throughout this demo. Generally a nice atmosphere, even violin, set the
mood for Teardown. “Cold Rooms” is technically their third release.
You will find an assortment of pleasing traits on the four tunes and almost
nineteen minutes. Nice acoustic guitar work. Works well when layered with
gothic doomy electric mode. There are various melodic death influences with
guitars too. Probably the most attractive part to their music is female
vocals. Katja doesn’t have a really special style or approach, it
just a very likeable technique. The beautiful female vocals are similar
in approach to Anneke from The Gathering. Also, they are kind of like the
female vocals on Anathema’s older tracks “Everwake” by
Ruth, but more vibrant. Teardown reminds me of an assortment of bands depending
on the part. Certain things remind me of the Gathering, Within Temptation,
Anathema. Or collectively it’s like HIM or Sentenced with female vocals.
At any rate, I like it…and I can’t wait for more!
Reviewed By: Jeffrey D. Adkins