this rather strange brew is 2 Swedish brothers; Benny and Björn Jansson
on guitars and vocals respectively, Daniel Flores (Mind's Eye) on drums
and Johan Niemann (Mind's Eye & Therion) on bass completes the band.
of Anger is a very dark and atmospheric blend of melody, progressive
tunes and heavy songs, which at first sounded a bit strange to me... But
I gave it a few spins, and it slowly opened up, and this album is quite
interesting, if you give it time.
the entire album is hard to get into, a song like the semi-ballad:
"Sell My Soul" is very straight forward, not in a negative
manner at all, it's actually one my favourites on the album. When I
write heavy, then I mean heavy as shit - take listen to a song like
"Scene of the Crime" - cool atmospheric song. And then there's
the songs that nicely combines melody with heavy tunes: "In the
Shadows", "Spirit Running Free" and "Light up my
must admit, that with a clean sheet going into this adventure, I've been pleasantly surprised by
Tears of Anger. This is a good album that I am sure
will get its deserved spins in my player in the time to come...
Recommended: "In the Shadows", "Spirit Running Free", "I Hate You" & "Sell My Soul".
This is something that rarely happens... I wrote the review after 5 or 6 spins in my CD-player, and then I decided to give it another shot, because I felt it had a lot of potential... DAMN glad I did, because now I can't stop listening to it.
So now I just adore this album, I still feel "How Will I Live" is the worst song on the album, but the rest is killer stuff! I had to bump my initial rating up from 75 to 90. Outstanding album - get it now... It just shows I was too fast to pass judgement on this album.
January 21st 2006.