The Foreshadowing
Style: Goth Metal
Release date: April 1st 2010

This one is for those of you out there with a penchant for the romantic and deep melancholy.

Even if the tapestry is made of distorted guitars, the walls are plastered with a pleasant softness in the house of The Foreshadowing.

Marco Benevento's characteristic voice guides you through the eleven tunes of the album, with a slow, dark feeling. The front man is not unlike Fernando from Moonspell in expression, though he doesn't take things quite as deep in terms of tonality.

The comparison between Moonspell and these Italians is easily made, although 'Oionos' in many ways is easy-listening dark metal - meant in a positive way and in all respect.

This is not for moshing, eventhough The Foreshadowing show their teeth occasionally, no, it's rather the soundtrack for a drive through beautiful landscapes or simply for sitting back with your headphones on, closing your eyes and taking it in.

And, oh, the cover of Sting's 80s hit Russians is a class example of how you can take someone else's song and make it entirely your own.

Nice one.


01. The Dawning
02. Outsiders
03. Oionos
04. Fallen Reign
05. Soliloquium
06. Lost Humanity
07. Surviors Sleep
08. Chant of Widows
09. Hope, She's in the Water
10. Russians
11. Revelation 3:11

Label: Cyclone Empire
Promotion: Sure Shotworx
Artwork rating: 80/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: March 30th 2010