After listening to this debut from classic heavy metalist Deep Treatment from Finland, I find it hard to believe that all the band members were born in 1977. Their music is rooted in the era from which they were hatched. I see from their bio that they play a lot of covers from bands like Kiss, Deep Purple, etc… this pretty much explains where they are coming from and what to expect on this 4 song EP. They tap into the 70's arena rock/heavy metal sound and while this brings back memories of those great groups of that time, they have a long way to go to before the band will gander much attention with their music. It is not that they are bad, certainly not but the music is very simple and has nothing to grab you.
Trying to put my finger on what the problem is I noticed what might be the key factor in my ambivalence toward the band. As I listened to the song "Not the One" with it's intro that reminds me of the song "Black Diamond" by Kiss, I realized that they are using way too many of the cliché riffs that were prevalent in the day. Then as I played the song "Immortality of the Dying Men" with it's intro that reminds me of "Black Diamond" by Kiss, the feeling of déjà vu was just too much. All of this EP is too reminiscent of music that you have already heard and it doesn't have any identity for itself.
That pretty much sums it up. They do give you a blast from the past but not one that has any lasting quality. This EP shows a good garage/bar band that has potential but needs to find their own sound.
1. Love Letter
2. Not the One
3. Through the Line
4. Immortality of the Dying Men