more time to focus on other things, Ville from the now departed
Sentenced, has returned to the Poisonblack project which I suppose must
now be regarded as a proper band.
what might you expect from this CD? Well, it rocks, it’s catchy and it
wants to be a hit in home country
Finland. And there is little doubt in my mind that it will be just that. From
the outset, it is apparent that the sound is just right (mix by Tue
Madsen), and opener Nothing Else Remains is suitably heavy with a catchy
refrain that stays with you for days.
album as a whole blends seamlessly into the goth rock/metal tradition
and you can hear the Paradise Lost inspiration – but also Ozzy
Osbourne and King Diamond (listen to the track Nail and think ‘The Eye’).
In Flames aren’t too far away either.
never turns into a clone of other bands, though, especially due to the
fact that you have Laihiala’s voice in the front and that the
potential goth dreariness is destroyed by the crushing guitar sound.
Even the acoustic ballad, Pain Becomes Me, is very decent – felt and
album – well-worth a buy!