Every now and then, musicians will take a little break from their main projects or […]
By MarcusTheRocker
February 6, 2016
Inadran - Dehanrast album cover

Every now and then, musicians will take a little break from their main projects or bands and branch off into their own little mini solo careers. Depending on the preferred styles of musical influences, the resulting music will vary depending on the musician or the projects. Some venture out into one-man projects where it's just them doing everything, but some will have other musicians playing with them on their music. The former applies to today's review, which is from a one-man project called INADRAN.

INADRAN is a solo project that just features one member who is a musician called Valkus, who also plays in a band called VALKIRIA. The aim of this solo project was to create atmospheric instrumental music, and everything was done by Valkus, including the instrument playing, the song writing, and the mixing. I'm a bit wary of how this one man project will turn out, as before I've been a little unsure with previous one man projects I've heard, but I'm willing to give this one a chance, so let us give "Dehanrast" a spin.

Clocking in at around 40 minutes across 10 songs, the first album from this entirely independent solo project is all instrumental with zero, that's right zero, vocals. I have no qualms about instrumental albums, as they can be very entertaining and enjoyable to listen to. It can often make a nice change of pace from listening to a song with lyrics but the music has to have feeling and power to grab my attention and make me enjoy it.

This is an album that sadly does not do that, as everything just sounds a bit too dull for my liking. I get that Valkus wanted to try something new outside of his own band and kudos to him for that, as it takes courage to want to be different in the music industry. Sadly though, this sounds more like a series of experimental demo tracks to me then a full on proper instrumental album.

I think the reason I say this solely lies in the music and the song writing, as everything just sounds the same, as the melodies are very repetitive. Also, the mixing sounds off, giving very little punch or power into the instrumentals. This, combined with everything else, results in a total of 10 songs that, although you do sort of appreciate the work that went into them, they aren't quite enough to really grab your attention.

Bottom line, the debut from Valkus' solo project, INADRAN, is an instrumental album that, although I do kind of appreciate it for being different and experimental, it's not really an album I enjoyed overall, as everything just sounded a bit off and lifeless to me. I know there are people who will disagree with me, and fair play to them if they do, as they may like it more then I did, but personally, I have heard better instrumental albums.<

4 / 10

Nothing special

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"Dehanrast" Track-listing:

1. Ad Libitum
2. Hendalion
3. Mhunir
4. Aria
5. Sophourous
6. Inadran
7. Irhel
8. Dehanrast
9. Vediovis
10. Ulanhad

Inadran Lineup:

Valkus - Everything

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