|BEFORE THE DAWN: "4:17 am" before the dawn Locomotive Music|
review by Salvo "Lovedeath" Russo____
is the second album (after two demos) for this good
acoustic atmospheres are perfectly mixed with powerful good
arrangements, and I
underline a very good use of the voices.....Clean and growl !!!!
album is not far from the previous one concerning the sound and
the musical approach;.. the first song is (in my opinion) the best of
"Heaven" is a jewel song!!!! Dark Tranquillity meets For My pain.....An unforgettable melodic refrain sung by a perfect clean voice , and a heavy strophe sung by growl voice that remind me of the best Dark Tranquillity!!!
is another melodic heavy gothic song in which they show all their
sufferance, into a powerful and melodic song as well!!!! Tuomas
is able to sing in a perfect way showing all their deep feelings,
Panuís timbre not always is suitable for certain kind of atmosphere but
he shows a good attitude.
not a secret that they appreciate Dark Tranquillity and "Dreamer"
is an example,. but In my opinion they're able to create very good
song...and it doesn't matter if it's easy to make comparisons with
"Fade Away" shows a dark soul into a typical gothic structure that uses melancholic chords played with an intense sufferance and sung with a crying desperation!
"Crush" tries to involve through a melodic refrain, that in my opinion is not up to the task...even if I notice a very good arrangement!!!!! It's a shame not to hear another wonderful refrain like "Heaven"...but the band is able to keep high the whole quality of this album thanks to their passion...and "Into you" is a very Melodic Death song in which Tuomas shows a very powerful and expressive voice! Guitars get a very powerful sound characterized by a heavy low distortion, and also alternative metal distortion when it needs!!!!
underline "In my Room" in which the band is able to
find the right chords...in my opinion not perfectly sung by Panu, not
very able to give the right emphasis!
Black" is another Melodic Death song...in which In Flames
influences are perfectly mixed with a personal melodic touch!
is another great song characterized by an involving rhyming and a
great melody. A goth-pop strophe and a melodic death refrain in which
Tuomas shows its ability!...An example of their way to make music!!!
pushes this album into the darkness.....Sadness and melancholy are the
elements of this song that closes in a very good way this album!
many original ideas...but this is a great cd....If
you like Melodic slow Death and also melodic
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