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A Comforting Psychosis

by Estrum

Blends classic metal guitars and drums with 70’s prog organ and synth styles to lay a rock-solid foundation for the virtuosic and haunting vocals of front-woman Zena McKelvy. Each song takes the listener on an introspective journey.
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2. Blue Line
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3. Abiosis
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4. All I Need
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5. Yours
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6. The Game
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8. Those Who Bellow Grief & Tears
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Estrum is a female fronted metal band based in Austin, Texas. Their sound blends classic metal with 70’s prog styles to lay a rock-solid foundation for the virtuosic and haunting vocals of front-woman Zena McKelvy. Each song takes the listener on an introspective journey through the lonely desolation of our modern culture. Fans of Tool, Opeth or Pink Floyd are sure to find themselves deeply enthralled with the hypnotic and dynamic sound that is Estrum. In January 2007 Estrum began actively promoting via the web and within just a few months have recruited a solid and enthusiastic global fan base whose overwhelming number of responses have become nearly impossible to respond to. According to MySpace's Top Artists we have reached #1 unsigned progressive band from Texas and #3 unsigned progressive band in the world! So far we have over 25,000 friends and 175,000 plays.

Estrum has recently finished recording a 9-song album called A Comforting Psychosis. 3 of those songs are available on the E.P. “The Absence of Life.” The music video for the song “Abiosis” directed by Linde Brewer and shot on 16mm film, is in the final stages of post-production. The track “Narcolepsy” will be featured in the Jason Konopisos 2007 feature film “The Waiter.” Countless magazines, radio stations and label A&R are approaching Estrum on a daily basis. Estrum is currently seeking experienced management and a partnership with a record label that has the financial means and artistic drive powerful enough to deliver Estrum to a global audience thirsty for high quality music. www.EstrumBand.com currently links to the band’s MySpace page. Promo CD’s are available by request.

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Warren Russell

The New Sun Becomes Muted...
I listened to Estrum’s “ A Comforting Psychosis” several times through, put it up for a week or so, and then listened another few times. Please allow me to offer my thoughts.

“Disassociation” is wonderfully layered and powerfully evocative. The lyrics and the disconnected and angular rhythms complement each other gracefully … the song IS titled “Disassociation” after all. She asks “Is it intuition?” “Abiosis” is darkly menacing from the outset with a very cool chord structure and melody. Zena sings “The new sun becomes muted but continues to plague me” and this leads into some very agile guitar work against the steady driving bass and drums mid-tune.

Moments of musical greatness abound throughout “A Comforting Psychosis”. “Blue Line” offers some very cool modal shifts; “All I Need” contains some beautifully-expressed lyrical imagery. “Yours” is hugely orchestrated, very dramatic and powerful and “The Game” is a similar opus ... Zena’s voice is immensely powerful and keeps apace with the band. “Waste" draws you in and leaves you wandering a realm of sonic discontinuity, one to which you want to return even as you’re led away. “Those Who Bellow Grief and Tears” is progressive; I can’t think of a better term. The song is reminiscent in equal measure of Dream Theater and Soundgarden at their best, flavored throughout with Estrum’s own spice, and a musical journey of no small proportions. “Narcolepsy” is fittingly hypnotic … at first; then it assaults you with washes of dramatic orchestration before returning the listener to his or her dream world … and then back again, to and fro as you’re willingly swept along.

On the whole the group aims high and hits the target dead center. The album is a great addition to my collection and Estrum is certainly a band to watch. I’m already looking forward to their next effort. They deserve every success.

- Chip
Quicksilver Night Productions
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Elgon Williams

There I nothing Average about this band
For the past couple of years I have been following the careers and associations of a couple of very talented people from one of my favorite cities in the world, Austin, Texas – the city that hosts my alma mater, the University of Texas. They have a rock band that has changed some personnel over the past couple of years but at present it seems they have finally gotten the right mixture of people, personalities, schedules and everything else assembled to achieve their destiny as a true band of talented musicians.

Estrum has a lot going for them. The skills and quality of musicians has always been flawless but the present ensemble is simply amazing. Their music has always been unpretentious and relevant. The lyrics are intelligent and at times thought provoking. I firmly believe that Estrum will become mainstream but they will do it on their terms not caving into the demands of the music industry. They are an indie band and so mainstream is anathema. They do not sound like anyone else, and from my point of view that is a very good thing. The cookie cutter crap that receives the most airplay is the precise reason that so many musicians are opting for alternative means of distributing their work to their fan base. They have a collection of nine songs on this, their first CD that not only define their variety of musical styles but also set the expectations for a good deal of tweaking with the sound in subsequent releases.

If you have been following Estrum for any time this CD includes previously released material from their EP: Abiosis, Yours and Narcolepsy. In addition there are six new songs: Disassociation, a Progressive Rock number that powerfully demonstrates Zena McKelvy's talent as a vocalist and skill as a lyricist; Blue Line, is a bluesy number that builds to a driving crescendo with phenomenal guitar and percussion work; All I Need, another number that demonstrates the range of the entire band in a mood expressive vocal that at the beginning is dominated by the interplay of guitars and percussion until the keyboard fold into the mix – a very pretty, well-constructed song that has all the earmarks necessary to get airplay; The Game, like the newer songs in this collection it commands a powerful presence but with the Spanish influenced guitar work beneath an intricately woven blending of vocals, including Zena harmonizing with herself; Waste, definitely not a waste, another bluesy number with a reverberated electric guitar that is reminiscent of some electric Western guitar music – and yet there is the fantastic percussion work that provides the foundation for a well-constructed song; and finally Those Who Bellow Grief and Tears, an almost improvisational Jazz jam allowing enough time for every one of the musicians in the band to show off individual skills with virtuoso performances on their instruments.

Those to Bellow Grief and Tears has, after six listens to the entire CD from start to finish rapidly become my favorite piece on the entire album. I even think it is reflective of the energy and innovation of which this band is capable and very apt. It is an intriguing interplay of the individual styles that each musician has brought to the mix that has become Estrum. It is not a song that everyone would like as much as I do but I am certain it has already become a favorite for audiences witnessing live performances. It is the only instrumental on the album, but it makes a profound statement that Estrum is not a select group of session musicians chosen to accompany Zena McKelvy’s vocalizations. It is a puissant example of how great this band’s potential truly is; there is always something unexpected, awaiting in the next selection on the CD. Overall the CD is a delightful listen. There are no songs that fail or fall flat. Everything fires on all cylinders to move along the highway with no traffic lights, to borrow an image from Abiosis.

About a year ago I purchased Estrum’s EP, along with some posters and a tee shirt. I believed in the band enough to support them in whatever way I could despite how tight my personal finances were at the time. I have no issue with supporting talented and deserving artists as I firmly believe it is an investment that will reward everyone in the world. I am discriminating as to the bands I support and you have only to sample any one of Estrum’s tracks that are available on their My Space page to realize as I do that this band is a collection of serious and dedicated musical artists committed to the integrity of what they do. They are not about compromise for popularity. They are all about making music their way.

I owe Jason Sewell, one of guitarists of the band for teaching me that mindset and after a year or so of thinking about it from time to time – because at first it was a contentious point and one that I attempted to persuade him to my line of thinking - I have finally gotten to the point of believing he is absolutely right. Compromise of integrity is not just selling out it is tantamount to selling one’s soul. Not wanting to speak for them as I have no right but I think Estrum is about shaking things up a little in the musical universe and more power to them. With an innovative style that challenges the mainstream and expands the variation and possibilities available, they will become the next huge thing. Until then, Estrum is producing music for their fan base. What emerges is sonically appealing and well worth a listen. Eventually when they are ready to venture forth into the big bad world beyond their Texas roots they will plow head on into the maelstrom of madness that is life on the road but they have developed considerable cohesion and comfort performing with one another. It is too early to predict the longevity of their ensemble but I sort of think they are going to be around for a while, in stark contrast to how up in the air things were for them just even a little more than a year ago.

Beneath their sound is a structurally intricate foundation that is hidden behind an illusion of simplicity. The musicians in this band know how to weave the aural aspects of a melody but they accomplish it with such uncanny smoothness that it never draws attention away from the song’s central focus, the intensely emotional lyrics that Zena delivers with precision and attention to ever nuance and detail for communicating what she had in mind when she composed them. That is a very rare achievement for all concerned.

I ripped the three-song EP to my iPod a while ago. I have listened to it periodically over the past year as I have driven to and from work. Despite a significant personnel change at percussion, they have always had competency at the position. Their present percussionist is well beyond awesome in potential and he demonstrates it where he performs on this CD. I am sure that in concert he is up to the task of performing lick for lick with what his predecessors laid down for posterity here.

The two members of Estrum who are the driving force are perfectionists so I was not really surprised that their CD took well over a year to produce. The result is well worth the wait. The new material is at least equal to the quality of the previous offerings and I personally believe that two of the tracks are the best songs that the band has ever produced: Blue Line and All I Need.

Zena McKelvy, one of the many creative forces in this band is key to the composition of the lyrics of most every song. Along with the current membership of Jason Rufus Sewell on guitar, Jordan Peterson on guitar, Erik Christianson on keyboards, John Bellizia on bass and Brian McClain on drums, Zena is responsible for Estrum’s aural imagery and sophisticated signature sound that at times seems to meld alternative styles that run the gamut of musical influences from Blues to Jazz and with a little sampling of progressive and melodic Rock in between. The line up may be obscure at the moment but with the quality of the product they have produce they will inevitably arrive but do it without compromise.

Estrum’s unique sound is attention grabbing. They are like no other band you have ever heard. Their sound will haunt you upon first hearing it until you listen to it again and again. The hooks are there but there is also the appeal of Zena’s incredible voice. She has to be one of the most amazing lead singers in modern day music having a range from low alto to high soprano. This CD only hints of her total range. If you want to be totally amazed go to their MySpace page and sample her rendition of Silent Night; she shows off her rare talents. As I understand it that was the first time she was recorded in a studio environment and it was the offering of struggling artists to their relatives as a Christmas gift.

Despite the relatively limited range she displays on this CD, from the first echo of Zena’s vocal work you realize that her gift is rare. Her voice is dulcet when it needs to be and harsh when it has to be. Her execution of emotion throughout is always flawless and delivered with just the right amount of punch to send the song.

Not only can Zena sing but also she writes very well. Her lyrics are captivating poetry. As a writer I envy her skill at succinctly communicating what she is feeling when she writes. She is a talent to be considered in the music world. Not only does she have the gift of transferring hear-felt sentiments through her lyrics but she also has the vocal range to deliver the message with a highly memorable impact. She has a band of consummate musicians to surround her and they are as committed to the Estrum sound as she is.

Regarding the other members of the band, Jason and Jordan have been friends nearly forever. In fact Jason learned how to play guitar from Jordan. So there really and seriously is no lead guitarist in this band but two very accomplished guitarists who meld well together to function according to the song’s demands because of their many years of experience at playing together and because of their naturally complimentary style.

John Bellizia is more than competent at stroking the bass strings. As a bassist myself I can appreciate his particular talent because of the people around him in the performance. He plugs in solidly with the percussion to provide a firm and consistent backbeat foundation for the rest of the ensemble to build upon. It is precisely what he needs to do and he does it without error or flaw. But if you are like me and focus on the bass lines you suddenly realize how good he is and connecting all of the pieces together, and drawing the guitars and keyboard into the mixture with the percussion while supporting Zena doing what she does as well as anyone I have ever heard.

Then there is the newest member of the band, Brian McClain, who appears only on a few of the tracks for this CD. He was the former percussion technician for Terry Bozzio, best known for his work as a member of Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention, a brief popular phenomenon - Missing Persons in the 1980’s and his tour and studio work in support of the legendary Jeff Beck who along with Jimmy Paige and Eric Clapton formed the guitar nucleus of the immortal Yardbirds. Brian worked in support of Bozzio’s later, solo tour work.

Brian brings the aggressively smooth percussive precision of a Terry Bozzio caliber percussionist to the band. Although he is playing merely a diminutive, reasonable facsimile of his mentor’s vast drum kit, Brian plays his kit as well as anyone I have ever heard, including his mentor. He is a key addition and valuable asset to Estrum’s future. He does not overpower the other member of the band. Anyone who had ever existed on stage with other musicians as an ensemble knows that the drums in a small club do not really need to be miked and routed through the PA except for doing some special sonic effects. Drums when pounded are naturally loud and their sound carried far all by itself no amplification required until the venue is also large. In the relatively small, intimate club venues Estrum has performed Brian might not need to be miked except for his cymbals.

The point is that Brian is very conscious of the other members of the ensemble and respects the balance of the overall mix and never once where he performs on this CD does he overpower the other musicians. Some of that is owed to the engineering and production work that was done on the master but really, the percussion is very quiet when it needs to be and powerfully delivered with a good firm kick and punch when it has to be. Brian demonstrates the reserve of a seasoned musician in blending in when it is required but he definitely shows off whenever he is turned loose, as on Those Who Bellow Grief and Tears.

I sort of wish there was more Brian recorded but the other musicians that preceded him were also skilled and talented. Most of the drum work on this CD was performed by Tony Reveles. There is some supplemental Brian McClain overdubs here and there throughout but The only song without either Brian or Tony was Abiosis, where the drummer was Greg Radcliff. You have only to listen to the songs mentioned to realize that every one of these percussionists was a fine musician and well worthy of the company they were performing.

Despite the pristine clarity of the lyrics and the precise execution of the guitars as well as percussion the mix is always right about perfect for the song, with Brian’s talent Estrum could really gain the reputation of having a percussive base that drives the music beyond any expectations but at present he is part of the cast that supports Zena’s lyrics and Jason and Jordan’s guitars.

Even though the immediate focus of the audience for this band might at first be the impressive set of drums that Brian brings to bear, what really registers is Zena and her presentation. This first CD is more than just a recording of her performance. It is mostly her material and so it is her CD: a record of her first publicly distributed CD performance. But it barely even scratches the essence of her capabilities. Not only is she a physically attractive young lady but also she is the energy behind the message that this band needs to deliver.

I really want to see them perform live and hope their first city to play outside of Texas would be in the Orlando area, another musical Mecca these days and perhaps one that even rivals Austin for developing bands. I suppose I have reason to take a jaunt to Austin. I have friends there from my college days and I know some other people through the Internet. I could hang out with a couple of once young professors who are not older like me. But then I could also see a live show in a local club. That might be well worth the time and expense of the trip.

As amazing and satisfying as this first CD is I am already looking forward to the follow-up.

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Scott Corning

The long awaited full length album from Austin, TX heavy rock band Estrum is fin
"A Comforting Psychosis" will satisfy the music listener who's long grown tired of listening to rock radio or should I say commercials and bands that are basically commercials instead of great music. If you wanna hear creativity, pure talent, and awesome melodies, don't miss out on this outstanding debut album from beginning to end.

The Estrum lineup consists of 6 massively talented musicians, Zena Mckelvy (vocals) Jason Rufuss Sewell (guitar) Jordan Peterson (guitar) Erik Christianson (keys) Jhon Bellizia (bass) Brian McClain (drums).

Here consists a group with a broad range of styles and influences that seem to gel together perfectly. They mesh to form a non genre specific type of heavy rock the way it should be. This formula keeps things fresh and also allows them to create and play what they feel. Like some of the great bands of the 70's, Estrum's new full length album will not tire your ears, there's much variety, songs have individuality memorable melodies, and loads of ambient dynamic production. There's a definite progressive feel at times, but its not your endless "show off your talent" 20 minute solo that only satisfies listeners that are musicians. Thankfully it's all about the songs here, and it shows with the excellent songwriting skills of Mckelvy and Sewell. I will now try to BRIEFLY review each song on the album.

Track 1 "Disassociation" the perfect album opener which immediately defines Estrum's niche in modern day rock music. You will instantly pick up on Zena's soulful melodies and unique multi charactered voice that says Estrum. The music is full on with a 2 guitar lineup and keyboards adding the atmosphere and orchestral type feel. Filled with dynamic breakdowns, unpredictable guitar solos, syncopated rhythms, and an ultra precise bass guitar and drum bottom end, this opener kicks its finish off with some wickedly powerful vocals....yes!

Track 2 "Blue Line" starts with a softer 70's kinda vibe with mysterious colorful lyrics and a beautiful sweet voice as it climbs and climbs into a heavy chorus that is very moving and memorable, very nice use of ambient guitar effects blending in with the keyboards, I'm also hearing whats sounds like fretless bass. Nice combination all around.

Track 3 "Abiosis" dark and eerie just the way it should be, this song is beautifully creepy with Zena's awesome low register verses contrasting with the clean higher register chorus. The lyrics portray great visuals as you get lured in and feel as if they were written for the listener. Peterson's guitar solo shreds right through the speakers as Bellizia's clear and distinct bass brings the song right back into form. This is the first song I heard by Estrum, and I consider it a classic!

Track 4 "All I Need" All i need is this song to play over and over and everything would be alright. This is a slightly softer side of Estrum, almost ballad like, but you never know where they will take you. Zena's voice will especially melt you into a puddle of mush on this number, this is PASSIONATE vocals at its finest. It's not just her awesome technique of jumping registers from head voice and back down, it's also the shear amount of soul and melody she's pouring out vocally. Listening to this song, puts me into another dimension without ingesting anything! This track proceeds to buildup like a machine as the vocals get incredibly powerful...........so sweet.

Track 5 "Yours" Starts with a bizarre sort of blues intro, quite undefinable but cool as hell. The low end will consume you on this tune, and the dynamics just explode from the speakers, awesome vocal fly-in type effects add lots of color to the mix. The breakdown in this song is wild, like some kind of impressionistic flute and bass solo that is so dreamy. Then add Zena's harmony breathes to the mix, very very cool. The song closes out with some seriously intense drumming from McClain.

Track 6 "The Game" This song will lure you in with a good 70's relaxed type feel entwined with hints of spanish guitar, as the lyrics convey a deeply sad situation. It builds intensity Estrum style, but then teleports you into the unexpected territory of a Jeff Beck fusion jam, ultra cool, guys. Doubled up powerful vocal screams blast out to the song's finale, very moving.

Track 7 "Waste" This tune stands out with its use of samples as ambient rhythms. The reverb on Zena's voice is a beautiful choice that just fills up the room really nicely. As usual there's tons of great catchy soulful melodies that pull you in. This tune probably has my favorite guitar solos on the album, dueling each other are Peterson and Sewell showcasing their individual styles. I really love the dark minor and dissonant harmony leads closing this number out!

Track 8 "Those Who Bellow Grief and Tears" When is the last time you heard an instrumental on an album that wasn't from an instrumental band? Not very often, these days. This piece allows the band to show their skills connecting various soundscapes throughout. Bellizias bass playing has got it going on in this number for sure. This instrumental shifts from an accented progressive feel to guitar wah dissonance to exotic drum rhythms of a middle eastern and or brazilian feel. This is where you get some beautiful acoustic leads that burn at the speed of light. McClain's wildly accented drumming adds a cohesive quality to end out this very exciting and fun instrumental.

Track 9 "Narcolepsy" I hate to say it, but it's the last song on the album. It's the right choice to end a perfect album. It starts out with a sweet melody that draws you in waiting for what will be next.......an explosive chorus in where the vocal melody literally cries out at you. A nice use of vocal effects adds many colors to the musical palette throughout the sections. The outro is very moving, a vocal/drum jungle vibe that bursts into one of the coolest guitar riff/solos with seriously slamming drums. This really makes for the end of a perfect album.

I wanna say thanks to Estrum for putting their hearts, souls, and blood into this album and Jason Sewell what a great job on the production. A very nice group of talented musicians that will keep me wanting for more and deserve serious recognition for THE perfect album. I can't wait to see them perform live sometime in Florida hint hint :)

Scott Corning
www.SailfinDragon.com
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Steve

A Comforting Psychosis
Estrum is an unsigned band based in Austin, Texas, USA. Why they are still unsigned is bewildering. It could be because it is hard to label the genre of music they play. There music encompases a wide range of styles, including hard rock, metal, blues, jazz, Spanish classical, and even tribal-inspired drumming. Zena McKeloy's performance on this CD is a showcase of her divaesque talents, showing a huge vocal range and sultry, yet, dark, melodies. A Comforting Psychosis is their first full-lengthed CD and is comprised of nine roller coaster songs which will leave you breathless, speachless, and worn out at the end of the ride.

The track listing is as follows: 1) Disassociation-a pure rock song with intricate guitar work throughout the bridge and a blistering guitar solo which ends in a frenzy of power chords as Zena slides up and down the vocal scale until the song's end. 2) Blue Line-my favorite track on the CD! Beautiful vocals with a soft jazz-like guitar feel. This song is a harmony of light and dark. As with all the songs on the CD there is a tug of war between ballad and rock. There is a thumping double bass drum that rounds out the song. 3) Abiosis-haunting, but dark vocals. Great guitar work on this song. 4) All I Need-pretty piano intro with a powerful bass line. Zena again shows off her vocal strength here. 5) Yours-very melodic, with an underlying bass line and bass solo. 6) The Game-acoustic and classical guitar highlight this song. There is also a jazzy guitar and piano solo. 7) Waste-power chord intro with an industrial feel. Shredding guitar solo. 8) Those Who Bellow Grief and Tears-instrumental song, reminiscent of the band Yes. All of the above mentioned genres are infused in this song as each member showcases a solo. This song brings the whole CD together before the last ride. 9) Narcolepsy-another beautiful song, and appropriately named. At the end of the CD I was worn out and ready for a nap!

As I said before, A Comforting Psychosis is a roller coaster ride. In every song there are time changes, slow tempos, and fast tempos. The ride is dark and emotional, but you want to get back in line. Each member of Estrum is extremely talented, and this CD shows off their individual and collective talents. This is a band on the rise to stardom! Check them out on myspace or on their official web site.



Peace!

Steve
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ANGEL LUIS CHINEA FELIPE

The next Super Rock Group
Absolutely AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Gav

One to Have!
I'm not great at big describing words & rambling on for ever. I do know what I like though. When I 1st heard Estrum on Myspace I was hooked straight away."Yours" got played several times a day. When Estrum put out a 3 track EP I was more then happy to buy it even though the same 3 songs could be heard on their Myspace. You see even though we are moving into a digital world,I still like to gawk at a CD cover in my hand while it is playing in the player. That's why I never hesitated to buy "A Comforting Psychosis" when it came out. That & the fact I was busting to hear more from Estrum. I wasn't disappointed! "Yours" will always be my fav though...but that's me!

Estrum have their own unique sound which is why they stand out from everyone else. Like I said at the start, I'm not good at big discribing words but I do know what I like & I like Estrum!

This CD is "one to have" in your collection!!!

Gav...Bass player for Temtris
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Russell

My Crowd Loves It!
Well I'll start off saying: Since I first heard these guys on myspace after they offered a friend request, i've loved listening too it alot. The voices, the music, the lyrics, they all fit together perfectly. I'm a DJ in a virtual reality game, and normally i play heavy industrial or techno. Someone asked for something a little more mellow so i put on a couple of Estrum's songs, and they loved it! Since then i've mixed up the music a little more with more mellow rock, of course including Estrum. My favorite song is abiosis, and in the VR club they have requested disassociation a few times. I brought the cd to work (real life job) with me a couple days ago and played it and some of the other employees loved it too! I haven't been able to make it to any of the shows unfortunetly as my work hours usually don't work, but i'm hoping to make it soon
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Ronit

Unique and interesting
I'm surprised this band isn't bigger. Since I bought the CD a few days ago; I have listened to it about 10 times. The music and arrangements are great, and the singing is great. Zena has an amazing vocal range and a haunting voice. There are lots of great harmonies too. Overall, just a good album.
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shawn

Best Band in years!!
In this day and age, it is very, very rare to find a band as talented as Estrum who is still in touch with their fan base. I stumbled across Estrum a while ago and was immediately hypnotized by their music, mainly their song Abiosis. Estrum's music is from a totally different time when musicians actually cared about the quality of their music and over the ammount of money it will bring them. Over the last year or so, I have developed a bit of a friendship with Jason, the guitarist in this band, and I have also spoken with pretty much every member of the band through their Myspace page. For a fan to be able to talk and interact with a band to that level in this age is unheard of! Most fans interactions with their favorite bands and musicians are limited to a few minutes after hours of waiting at a crowded autograph signing. A few rushed words, a quickly scribbled signature, and then the fan is on their way. Estrum is different, though. They care about their fans and their music shows it. I really see this band making it big and making a big impact on the musical world. Their sound is so unique in a culture dominated either by half-ass rap music or bubble-gum pop directed at kids under the age of 12. They are a band who's sound is heavy enough that it is enjoyable, but it's not obnoxiously heavy to the point that the rhythm is absent. Easily one of the best bands to grace music in the last years, this is one CD I would most definitely suggest buying. Help a truly great band get the notariety they deserve by purchasing this cd!!

---Jason...I reviewed your cd, now!!! =P
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bettina brown

excellent
enjoyed this music style
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