The band is Wynn Jackson-trap set; Bray Carr-vox, guitars, etc.;
John C. Wooldridge II-bass; Drew Myers-guitars; good musicians all. Vocally:
through most songs Carr's vocals remain earthly while the guitars build
tension, but on occasion they reach the breaking point and erupt to a more
emotional, energetic level.
The record starts off with an intro of electronic noise that flows into the first song, "McKensie", with a Bush-kinda feel. The Danes are indeed inventive and creative in their song structures. Much of the CD's emphasis is instrumental, however, and the band has added samples and electronic noise throughout. The Danes seem to enjoy taking a melodic theme and building on, twisting, and pushing it. They like to play around with their ideas, which are mostly good ones. But sometimes the songs drag, and sometimes the ideas that are front and center should have been background. We Were Sent For could be compared to Morella's Forest's first and sloppiest record, but when they rock out they have a Fold Zandura quality; both good bands and good sounds to aspire to.
The Danes show promise and may be a band to watch, but they need
to tighten up the production and regard the experimental ideas as concepts
to be incorporated better to complete a song. Only time will tell if
The Danes " were sent for" such a time as this, or if they "were sent for"
By Tony LaFianza (9/20/98)