Album: "Opium" (1997)
Label: A Different Drum
Style: Synth-pop
Songs: 12


Reviewed by: Darklight

KieTheVez is a synth-pop band that sounds very similar to that of Depeche Mode. This is traditional style synth-pop music without delivering anything new. It's very good, but nothing really different. The production is very clean and smooth with a crisp edge. The music is created with electronic sequencing, drum programming and harmonic keyboard melodies. It's rather upbeat with a positive and light feel to it. It's got a bit of a dance energy to it, but is very melodic as well. The vocals are accented and clean without distortion, but still don't quite have as much range as I would like. They kind of sound the same on every track. This in turn makes all of the songs kind of sound the same. There's not a lot of differences from one track to the next, even though they do include elements that allow them to have slight changes in their sound. Some of the tracks are a bit more energy packed and seem as if they could work on the dance floor rather well. These are the ones that stand out more for me because I like a little punch to synth-pop music. There are also a good helping of slower paced tracks that are kind of boring because they basically drag along without ever pulling you in. But everything on this album does blend together very well and nothing here is out of place. There won't be any tracks that you will want to skip past. If you're a big fan of Depeche Mode and bands that sound like Depeche Mode, then you will want to add this album to your collection.