1. Black rose
3. Crucify your love
4. Dreams And Silver Tears
7. Sweetest emptiness of love
8. Black cage
9. Who do you hurt now ?
10. Running Up That Hill
11. Set me on fire
12. Diamond baby
Jo„o Silva : Vocals, Guitars
Dedus : Guitars
Sales : Bass guitars
Miguel : Drums
Claudio : Keyboards
AND THE BLACK ROSES:
& the Black Roses"
release date: 26 th April 2004 label: Dark-Wings
review by Salvo Russo____
full length cd of this band is just in my hands...and I think that
this is a jewel...a precious jewel that has been made with
years of hard work! A deep album, full of melancholic rock, gothic,
Lovemetal.....but a cd realized with absolute precision and
An album that leaves a deep mark in the deepest part of the soul, and it's a like a fantastic dream that becomes music, and a rose is already blooming in this spring ...a beautiful rose that will conquest you in the deep of your heart...
is emotional music made by this young band from
after 3 years, many things are changed, not only concerning the
line-up; Only the singer , Johnny and the bass-player Seal
remained in the band, and they 've grown up, concerning all musical
aspects!!! A better approach in all senses, a search in order to
find an unmistakable charm for their songs! It has been found
thanks to the fact, they play their music from the bottom of the
heart, and moreover I canít but say that the band gets a very
First of all, I notice that there's much more care in the composition approach, and this album is the result of years of hard work....a work which is complete under every aspect: atmosphere, sound, arrangements, the way to compose their music and so on......
songs of this album are like a travel into a fantastic dream, full
of romantic dark charm, and it seems that never ends;...please this
is the door of the dream,....Welcome here, where
the romanticism joins the darkness, and a "Black Rose"
is blooming......This is the title of the first song
mid-tempo song in which the good rhythmic-parts are supported by
very charming vocals !!!! HIM meets
The second song is one of the deepest song I 've ever heard!!!!!!!!!!! "Endless" is characterized by deep vocals and an unforgettable deep refrain; Guitars create an enthralling riffing into a romantic rhythmic supported by dreaming keyboards that give a cold, romantic atmosphere to the song.... My impression is that they've found an unmistakable way to make unforgettable and deep melodies; This song is suitable for sensitive people!...For all those who need deep emotions!!!!!!The sound is a mixture of Lovemetal and modern Goth ....!!!Electro loops are used in a perfect way, and I notice a perfect guitar sound!!!!
"Crucify my Love" is another heart-attack song!!! Try to listen to it, and I'm sure that Razorblade Romance will be a remembrance!!! A romantic refrain that would have been perfect for a HIM album. Jo„o sings with an unforgettable expressiveness and the band is able to create an amazing mood....these are simply emotions!
"Dreams and silver Tears" is another emotional song in which I notice the depth of the composition approach!!! A deep melody sung with a unique intensity, Johnny's low tones touch the sky and the refrain is what HIM would have had invented........this is the example of what I've said before!!! They've found a perfect personal style, romantic, cold and deep!
"AngelĒ. As I told you in my preview-review , this track is something special...A song characterized by a melancholic Rock mood and modern Goth....The refrain (that , concerning the mood, reminds me of Supertramp song's Better Days) is another unforgettable one!
nį6...and a tear is falling from my eyes......
are crying for help, you try to reach out for my hand but I wont be
the sweetest emptiness of love
The track nį9 is an acoustic "dream" that is a very melancholic song in which Johnny sings with unique intensity....I notice only a sad atmosphere that can also remind of Come undone (Duran Duran)...a sweet and cold moment into an acoustic atmosphere.
It's the moment of a famous cover!!! "Running up the Hill"; the well-known song from Kate Bush is re-arranged in a perfect way, in according with their style!!!! The arrangement puts in evidence all the ability of the rhythmic session which underlines the melodic parts!!!!
"Set me on Fire" is dark, melodic and Goth!!!! Paradise Lost meets HIM!!! A song that will be loved from all those who appreciate PL latest release! Johnny is able to alternate low-deep vocals with romantic and crying parts.....a very fantastic singer!!! The keyboards are well arranged concerning both sound and theme song!!!!
album is closed by another Goth-Lovemetal dream! "Diamond Baby"
....when the heart rules the mind...
late at night and I canít sleep
the way, all the way, like a razor
A melody that seems to be written around the depth of these words; an intense final part that will let your heart throbbing...
In my opinion Johnny is what a singer must be!!! He shows the soul into every note he sings, and he is supported by musicians that feel the same sensations...Johnny is also able to interpret melodies through the right use of the metrics. In few words, he gives the right stress and emphasis to the lyrics and, in this way, lyrics enhance in their turn, the aforementioned melodies, like in a mutual game.
fantastic artwork gives the perfection to this album.
This is the first time for me, since I write reviews for full length's, but, without a shadow of doubt , my rating is ten out of ten...!!!!
and the Black Roses: you'll hear about them. Very...very soon!!!
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