are many mediocre bands in this world. Right now, the tiny European
state Lichtensteinís Weltenbrand is lining up in the long queue with
their fifth release.
are good, ideas are overall ok, but the end result is a dull album with
a male vocalist who sounds uninspired and at times even sings out of key
Ė which in my book is a no-no, especially in the goth genre where the
guitar shredding oftentimes canít take away the focus for a less than
perfect vocal performance.
are the songs where the female vocalist, Dina Zambelli, takes over the
reins. The tracks The Ghosts of New Yearís Eve and Overhead are more
than decent and hold the effluent quality that some goth bands manage to
capture. In contrast to her male colleague, her voice can stand the
distance of the rather pompous and keyboard rich arrangements.
for diehard fans of the band Iím afraid.