3. Cold Summer
listen to track 3 at equilibre site
Traveling Through Our Love
Trade In Your Hate
Glitter 4 Tears
Ice Queen Baby
Traveling Through Our Love (Wet re-mix)
Elegy (Fat Remix)
The new line-up 4 Glam-Goth-Deluxe Tour2004 (Part II):
distributed in Switzerland by Irascible Distribution
review by Matthew "Newbreed99" Haumschild___
some people, it is hard to grasp the concept of Gothic and Glam style of
On Lycosia’s website, this is what the band claims to be. The
concept is hard to grasp because the styles themselves are entirely
different from each other. One is doom, gloom, depressing and very
dramatic. The other is flashy, high energy, and ridiculous. Honestly,
Lycosia is neither of them. One thing Gothic and Glam have in
common is lack of technology like samplers and drum machines in there
music. Or at least in a dance sense like in “Scythia”.
“Elegy” is another example of
dance-like samples in the song itself. Of all
the songs on this CD, this song reminds me of Paradise Lost. Out
of all the songs on this CD, this is the most Gothic sounding song.
However, this does not constitute the band to being gothic. Glam is
harder to define. Glam is more of a look than anything else. When most
people think of Glam, they think of Motley Crue, White Snake, Poison (the
mother of glam rock), Twisted Sister, and so on. What those bands had in
common was big hair, make-up and spandex. One trait Lycosia has with
Glam though are the vocals. Singing that is pitched, clear as a bell and
very reminiscent of glam singers.
“Traveling Through Our Love”
song sounds very familiar, it almost sounds like a cover song. It has a
very up beat, dance-like rhythm and a very catchy chorus to it. In this
critic’s opinion, this is the best song on this album. This song, is
very radio worthy, it would be unfortunate if it did not make it to
radio or into one’s car CD player.
most interesting part of this song is in the introduction. It begins
with, what sounds like a sitar, only that it was more than likely an
acoustic guitar going though a effects rack to make it sound Middle
Eastern. The intro also contained congas and a very wide-open
sounding kick drum. This rhythm remained constant through out this song.
The rest of the band plays very well around this rhythm which would make
it again, very catchy. This is another fine song on this CD.
“Glitter 4 Tears”
an unusual, depressing piano intro, the guitars come in, in the same key
to carry on a more up beat rhythm. The chorus part again is very catchy;
the vocals are amongst the best on the CD in this song, where notes are
held for long periods of time and in key. The odd thing about
this track that is has some Brit-pop influence in it. It is hard to
explain, but when this song is listed to it becomes evident to the
listener. This song is
recommended as well.
Overall, the band has influences of both
gothic and glam rock, Lycosia also has many other influences through out
this CD and it is hard to classify this band into just one genre. The
only thing close that one could think of is, modern rock. A
good majority of songs have the hooks needed to sell records and keep
the listener’s attention. This is not a bad band at all. If people are
looking for something to relax to, or take long drives with, Lycosia is
the band to do it. See these guys at a club would be nice too.
|Matthew Haumschild 17/09/2004|
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