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Lord Byron and Count Lestats,
This review is from: Thornography (Audio CD)
First off, the only song I absolutely hate on this disc is Temptation. In fact, that song almost threw me off the whole album at first. That, and the appearance of Ville Valo. I actually thought Valo would ruin the song, but he did the exact opposite. Byronic Man really is pretty cool and sort of reminds me of a King Diamond song at chorus time. And I still love all of Danis references to literature. For some reason its seems that the guitars are able to breath better this time around. Not that the keyboards took away anything from before, but on this album it seems the band is very much content on where they are at this point in their career. It's actually quite a refreshing album for the most part, and it sort of makes cries of "sell out" pointless, since it clings more to a sound that the band has long since honed to near perfection. Sure, its quite a bit more catchy and even more suited for mainstream radio air play, but with all the crap the kids like these days it would be nice for something of this caliber (calibre?) to make it and provide entertaining Metal that still has a bit of class, just not enough to bore the audience to death. And I wonder how many of them would catch the literary references to everyone and everything to Clive Barker to Lord Byron and the original shoe-fitting incident from Cinderella.
But hey, its all a matter of opinion still, right?