October 24th, 2011
As album names go, you’ll struggle to find a more appropriate one than Salford based melodic metallers Soma Dark‘s effort, ‘Begin’. Fresh to the music scene, these guys are yet to start up a Wikipedia page or a Last.fm account and haven’t chosen the easiest of genres to break into, so finding out about them independently would be a bit of a challenge. As with all first attempts there are some kinks that need to be worked out on this album but no doubt will be on future records, on the whole it is a promising start for the five-piece. What is noticeable throughout the album is that this band is not just about their lead singer and demonstrate the abilities of the other very capable members, with some songs focusing more on the instrumentals than the vocals.