Exoterik are a band that I believe plays (according to their words) melodic metal. Oh! Those good, old days when metal was melodic by definition passed away, faded to black, vanished, if you follow me. Ekhem, but to be serious. Exoterik's music is indeed melodic, roaring guitars follow the vocal line, which in itself is certainly the strongest side of Exoterik's sound. I would say that metal (but of course the melodic type) always had that advantage that it seemed to attract very talented female vocalists (apart from the Nightwish's second vocalist). Exoterik is not any exception here. Three songs, which the single contains, were taken out of the Butterfly In Your Hand album. They might serve as a representative taster for the whole album. One will have a chance to hear a gentle ballade - Uninvited where harmonious sound of skilfully played acoustic guitars, great vocals, and less impressive yet still good drums builds up to reach a powerful finale. Reason in Ruins is a more conventional metal song, but it's relatively varied structure easily keeps the listener focused. And here again there seems to be something wrong with the drums, they are dry, almost synthetic and annoyingly monotonous (particularly in the first two minutes). The middle tune - No Happy Ending would be my choice here - short, concise, dynamic and upbeat has the most coherent structure of the three songs and instrumental aspect is flawless. What can I say? Exoterik has definitely something to offer, those people definitely know their craft.