Rock band Twilight Dementia, is bringing the noise on their latest EP “Twilight Dementia II.” This Fairfax VA based band is made up of John and Jennifer Krauss, and is an experimental rock band that isn’t afraid to come up with new sounds and innovative ideas.
“So Wrong” is an up-tempo song with hard guitars and unique sounds and instrumentation in the beginning mixed in with the classic elements that make up a Rock composition. Singer Jennifer has a decent voice, similar to Amy Lee of Evanescence but a little weaker and a bit off-key at times. But despite this, the song is catchy and excellently produced. The guitar playing, provided by John, is also excellent and spot on. “Mouth of Silence” is a slower song, with Jennifer’s voice muted and subdued, almost overpowered by the backing instrumentation. This unfortunately makes it difficult to make out what she is singing. It’s a decent song, but not as catchy as the first. John’s guitar perks things up a bit in the middle of the song, but still the song runs into the danger of boring the listener. The track “Wavering” is another slow song, with a somber, almost melancholy feel to it. Again, the vocals are distorted and faint, underwhelming compared to the instrumentation. One can almost fall asleep listening to this song, that’s how slow and uninteresting it is. This is unfortunate, because Jennifer has a decent voice and John obviously has mad guitar skills. It’s just that tedious songs like the last two don’t give the band justice.
Twilight Dementia is a Rock band with a good grasp on what makes a good Rock song. But they need to be more careful with their slower songs– they tend to be a bit too tedious and long. This band works better with more up-tempo songs that can showcase the talents of each band member. This band can have the potential to enjoy more success if they work on a few minor details.