05. Radium angel
07. Ballad of a lonely god
08. Snakes of grey
09. Mine is the ocean
12. Pitch black water
Helen Vogt - vocals
Benjamin Buss – guitars, programming
Frederic Lesny - bass
Stefan Gemballa - drums
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review by Salvo "Lovedeath" Russo____
This is the 6th CD for this German band, if we consider the band's whole production, and the third under Century Media’s contract. First of all I notice the important change of singer. Helen Vogt is the new singer but her voice is not far compared with the one of the previous front woman, Stephanie Duchene ! A fair voice, that keeps medium tones with a monotonous timbre. This album is nothing but a fair Gothic Metal release, and nothing is changed about the style played from them.
There are not very good songs, but neither very bad songs. If you like Melodic Gothic metal the album can be listened from the first to the last song, but in my opinion sometimes it gets me bored, because they are not able to create a particular emphasis in their composition’s approach.
They get a good sound , made by good guitars and a powerful rhythmic session, but I notice a good but traditional arrangement in about all songs. Concerning the compositions, I can't but admit that the structure's songs not always are good. About melodies. my impression is that they try to create unforgettable melodies, but the result is not good.
their previous album I appreciated a fantastic song
..."Merlin", but in this album there are only few valid
from her side too, is not always is able to give emphasis to
the songs (and I
don't appreciate the mixing of the voice, that sometimes doesn't
seem natural ),
but, like mentioned before, also the musicians don't help
her, because the music created seems to never change its structure,
this is due to the lack of rhythmic session’ ideas.
On the whole, another fair album but this result is not that satisfactory.
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