Dominion – Storm

Happy Dark Valentines  to you all.

* Doi Porras- Vox . Lyrics
* Michael Ramos- Guitars
*Arnel Paminiano-Bass
* Dave Jurgens: Drums
* Ollie Palma – Keyboards

Sometimes when you look too long into the abyss, and it looks back at you…the result isn’t really a bad thing. Because something haunting and beautiful comes out of it. Such is an example of Dominion’s music. Dominion are composed of Filipino musicians who happened to grow up listening to the music of The Cure, Sisters of Mercy, Bauhaus, Siouxsie and the Banshees and tons of bands from the Darkwave genre.

“Formed in Manila, The Philippines around the early Nineties , Dominion came and defined themselves from every other band of that moment by delivering a unique look and sound very uncommon of that place and time, allegedly celebrated by the Media and Fans in their Motherland as “the Philippine forefathers of Goth rock”, The Band views this fondly in the words of frontman Doi Porras as ” It’s all Rock and Roll to Me ” qouted in Major Filipino Rock mag ; PULP Magazine.”

Storm is embellished  by dark melodies and haunting keyboards courtesy of Ollie Palma. Lead vocalist Doi Poras reminds me a bit of the result when an unholy matrimony happens between Robert Smith of The Cure and Wayne Hussey of The Mission. The drums, bass and guitars are aggressive but sophisticated. Yes that’s Goth beauty for you-along with the term haunting.

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God’s Own Medicine

I am listening to the first brilliant album of The Mission called “God’s Own Medicine”. I remember the first time I explored this type of music in the early 90’s and I remember how the whole atmosphere of an album means a lot to me. I think it means a lot more than the ‘”guitar acrobats”.

I love the beautiful voice of Wanye Hussey. He used to be with The Sisters of Mercy before going solo with his band-this band! Wasteland, Severina and Stay with Me will always remain favorites.