Dorje – Centered And One

Rating: 4.5/5
Distributor/label: Self released/Invisible Hands Music
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Released: 2016
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Band line-up:

Vocal/Guitar: Rob Chapmancentred_and_one_cover_art_rgb
Bass: Dave Hollingworth
Drums: Ben Minal
Guitar: Rabea Massad


1.Centered and One
3.To Survive
5. Flower of Life


Oh. My. God.

I haven’t felt so good listening to a band I’ve never heard before a long time ago…

Starting off with “Centered and One”-just as the album is named, you get a distorted guitar and a fast drum in your face. You instantly get the idea of what this band is made of !

Listening their second EP “Centered and One” , you get an adrenaline rush all the way. Rocking guitars, growling vocals, hard kicking drums, all you can imagine. Through all 5 songs you get the urge to stand up and stand banging your head like you’re listening to them live! Even when some slow parts come and you think that it is turning to a slow song, you’re wrong, BAM, a drum kick or a face melting solo right into your face. Being influenced by lots of musical genres: jazz, metal, blues, they mix it up and deliver a beautiful sound for your ears. Even when the melody is slow you get the metal feel in it.

Guitarists Rob and Rabea deliver beautiful guitar riffs and solos with enormous heaviness in them.  Bassist Dave delivers the groove you should follow with your head, and as for drummer Ben, perfectly kicking those drums, he sets all the songs on fire! All of these guys and their musical assets combined give you this masterpiece they created.

All in all, this is a really solid album for a band that is not really that known. After hearing them on record, I’d absolutely see them live on stage- without doubt it would a magnificent experience. They are touring UK with a full tour so go and watch them live, you won’t regret it !

Review By Kire Jovanovski
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