and gentlemen, have we reached the saturation point in terms of The
Gatheringís, After Foreverís, Flowing Tearsí and Lacuna Coilís?
Iíll leave that up to you to decide, and then tell you that Mortal
Love are close relatives to said bands, and if you think we can use
another one, go for the second album by this Norwegian outfit.
by female vocalist Cat, Mortal Love deliver a successful musical blend
which a lot of labels refer to as goth metal these days. It isnít
really goth in my book, but never mind, the platter is by all means
listenable and incorporates catchy elements of stuff you have heard
before and probably liked. Most surprisingly, the opening track sets
off with an a cappella piece that resembles something Bjork could
easily have done. A daring outset, sadly it isnít pursued further on
the rest of the album Ė this would have enabled Mortal Love to
effectively stand out from the The Gathering/Lacuna Coil clones of the
tracks: They are all easily digested Ö