Dying Embers
(I Just) Died In Your Arms
Too Much Ain't Enough
The Unknown II
Fall Strains
Años De Dolor
Silence Tells More…


Mika Ahtiainen - guitar
Tommi Lillman - drums
Marko Kangaskolkka - bass
Joonas Koto - guitar
Jape Perätalo - vocals

All music, lyrics and arrangements by To/Die/For, except "(I Just) Died In Your Arms" (by Cutting Crew). Produced by Tonmi Lillman. Design by Tonmi Lillman

TO/DIE/FOR : "Jaded"       to/die/for       

release date 25/03/2003  

Wounds wide open 


preview  by Salvo "Lovedeath" Russo____   


After half and one year………TO DIE FOR come back!!!   I love this band from the debut album in which Tapelo & c. were able to create a sound influenced by 80’s but with a heavy distortion and romantic parts a là Him!!!!

In 2001 “Epilogue” was influenced by synth,…….in 2003 Jaded improves what I listened to in “Epilogue”…..9 melodic songs in which it’s easy to enter in a fantastic atmosphere ruled by a band that play their music with passion & love. Heavy distorsion, and a perfect rhythmical session rules all these songs …where the melody joins the heavy!!!

I just died in your arms” is a Cutting Crew’s song (80’s pop-rock band), and TDF show their passion for 80’s pop….this is the third cover after “In the heat of the night” and “It’s a sin”…and here as the other songs the sound is very influenced by synth….”The unknown II” is the second part of the same title song contained in “Epilogue”……There are a lot of synths and keyboards while guitar solos are not present as in their other cds. Tapelo’s voice becomes strong in many songs but I think he gives the best of himself in low tones .His voice reminds me the 80’s vocalists…..(Talk Talk, Freur) !!!!

There’s a very special song that is “Silence tells more”…….. something fantastic!!!!!!!A special atmosphere involves this song…….A whispered voice and a gothic chorus joins the deepness of a decaying melody……..i ‘d say…..THIS IS THE DARKNESS!!!!!!….But…how passion it is!!!!

Too much ain’t enough” is hard and speed, but the melody is very beautiful like  in the  title track as well , in which the arrangements have been performed with brilliant care!

The technique of all musicians is very good………..and there’s also a very hard song called “Forever” in which guitars remind me  In Flames although the song is different from their kind of compositions!!!!

The production is at the top ….as well  as  the care put in the artwork. 

To/ Die/ For represents new gothic metal in this new century but their melodies may be appreciated by 80’s impassioned and from all those who like hard guitars mixed with melodic music!!!! From me: only one advice…….. buy this album!!!!!!!!!!!

Salvo Russo  09.03.2003

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