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Fresh sounds for a stale Pop-music world
on April 21, 2003
If you're something like me, then you're probably getting kind of tired of the same syrupy teeny-pop/rock stuff that seems to pervade the airwaves. This album certainly provides a fresh sound for stale music world! Despite some of the press it has been given, it is NOT Euro-Goth Metal (too poppy and light for that), NOT Nu-Metal (doesn't really fall into that formula), and NOT teen-diva pop music, a-la Avril. What you have here is solid slabs of guitars, strong yet beautiful female vocals, backed intermittently with male vocals (which happen to be my biggest gripe...the male vocals sound too boyish, like a refugee from a Linkin-Park audition, and don't contribute to the strength of the album). If you want some music with more meat on it, but still like it melodic, and want something different from the TOP 40 drivel, look this band up.
On a side note, I have seen some people write off this band as a sugary copy-cat of the Italian band LACUNA COIL. Here's the deal: That is flat out wrong. Lacuna Coil can kick Evanescence's *#&@ . Lacuna Coil has been producing this style of music since 1996: They know the game and they play it hard. If you like Evanescence, but would prefer something a little more adult, a lot darker, and a whole lot better, look up Lacuna Coil. LULLACRY, hailing from Finland, is not too bad either...Lullacry stylistically fits nicely between Lacuna Coil and Evanescence. If you like one of those bands, you'll love all three of them. Europe has a thriving rock/metal scene: check them out and you won't be disappointed! Check out these albums: LACUNA COIL - Comalies and LULLACRY - Crucify My Heart