fair album that gets lows and highlights.
we should say that this band is becoming one of the most important ones
in the Electro Dark-Goth
scene! After the tournče with Him half and two years ago, and
many others experiences and the latest good releases, Zeraphine are
trying to get its own personality.....and even if this album isn't very
better than the previous one , it confirms me the good quality of this
band that is able to realize agreeable songs by an Electro-rock
that seems to mix Dark, gothic and also Rock and a touch of
Camera" is a good CD that gets good songs but I still notice
many elements to be improved; good melodic ideas, and also
good musical approach concerning arrangements but sometimes they
are not able to realize the right musical emphasis in according with the
atmospheres created; one of the reasons is the monotonous
vocals of the singer but not only; sometimes they're not able to
find originality and many passages seems to be cloned from their own
previous songs, and for this reason, not inspired.
a shadow of doubt we can't but notice that there are the classic
influences from Electro-dark, Depeche Mode, Dreadful Shadows, De Vision
etc...and I’m sure that the fans of these bands could find
more than one reason to listen to this album.
never want to be like you" is a very exciting Electro-dark
Rock with which the band opens the cd... A perfect choose and a very
hit-single that I'm sure could be perfect for all dance-floor! A refrain
that reminds me of 80's dark but with a touch of electro-pop. The
band uses both English and German languages for the lyrics.
second song is a bit boring due to the mediocre and not convincing
refrain.....I notice also a mediocre approach to the arrangements for
40 seconds of "Blind Camera I" bring us to the
beautiful atmosphere of "I feel your trance" that seems
a mixture between To Die For and Depeche Mode.....A very good song in
which the band shows how it's easy to create simple
arrangements...that lead anyway to a very good song!
appreciate the good "Kaltes Hertz"
that shows a great Dark atmosphere in which the band is able to show a
great refrain. I underline its great arrangement...even if the
production is not at the top!
Skies" is another Dark-Goth track that shows trances of Secret
Discovery mixed to To Die For and Depeche Mode...there's also a shadow
of Placebo that I notice more in some electronic loops.
numb" gets a good atmosphere and a decaying melody but
unveils to me the main problem of the band: the singer sometimes is not
able to give the right emphasis to the song because of its monotonous
voice, and this is a shame because there are very good ideas in their
course there are also mediocre and forgettable songs that sometimes show
me lack of ideas; try to listen the track n°13 "When
Walls arise" that seems to created in few minutes taking
inspirations to their own previous tracks....
the whole a fair album that gets highs and lows, but it could be
appreciated from all those who listen to electro-dark gothic.