Come Taste the Misery “Stone Dead Ballerina Uncovered” - eclectic artist drops new EP
Review by Wolf Georgia
August 6, 2020
What’s up everybody! MusicFarmer5 correspondent WOLF GEORGIA here with a review for a brand new EP by “COME TASTE THE MISERY” The album, “Stone Dead Ballerina Uncovered,” is a collaborative effort between various featured artists, including Nathan Hakoune, Tom Llywarch, Nina Red Bow, Sven Smith, Katty Verse, and Liliia Kysil. “Come Taste the Misery” is the brainchild of the guitarist from bands “A Different Ending…” and “My Creepy Susanne”; that’s right, the one and only Christos Kariotis!
The album is dark and eclectic - there are distorted guitars, passionate scream-vocals, singable melodies, and beautiful strings. To me, it sounds like “Weezer” meets “Marilyn Manson” - it’s extremely unique. Come Taste The Misery figured out a way to blend the most interesting elements of alternative rock & metal under one umbrella.
The EP opens up with the title track, “Stone Dead Ballerina,” a grungy song with distorted guitars and edgy sing-talk vocals. There is a folk violin peeking throughout, adding an amazing element that I didn’t expect.
Next up is “Dim the Lights.” The song opens up with a mean distorted guitar, followed by huge drums and violin. There are nice Danny Elfman-style vocals, followed by a scream vocal amplified in the back. It’s dark and scary…and feels amazing.
We then hit “Love Is the Last Vampire,” a song that is serves as a perfect example of my “Weezer-Marilyn Manson” description. The vocals have such a cool “Rivers Cuomo” element…and yet, there is the mean quality of Marilyn Manson. This is the first track on the album where the listener is encouraged to bob their heads up and down in a half-time fashion. It’s the perfect centerpiece for the album.
“Ghosts of Love” is next up on the dock, opening up with an epic drum fill and building guitars. This track is a little more down-tempo, with haunting elements surrounding the listener. The violin makes another appearance, playing spooky/ghostly lines. This song is epic and haunting - perfect for a movie.
The last song on the EP is “Every Time I Bleed,” a more uplifting track with beautiful-yet-haunting female vocals by Liliia Kysil. This is another song that could easily be placed in a dramatic scene within a feature film - it is moving & cool, yet dark and epic.
This is definitely an EP you don’t want to miss out on. Check out STONE DEAD BALLERINA UNCOVERED by COME TASTE THE MISERY on Spotify today!