first notes of ‘Dark Love Poems’ promise another album containing
the now-oh-so-common nu-metal-ish pop music we are force fed with
through the media. But, lo and behold, only a few seconds on, the
picture changes to something far more interesting.
Love Poems’ emerges as an intelligent mix of the English goth vibes of
the eighties with the modern guitar sound and samples. Kirsten Zahn’s
emotional voice compliments the soundscape without falling over the
proverbial edge of pathetic misery. This is goose bump potential, in
fact – just listen to a fantastic tune like ‘The Last Dance’. It
encompasses that sad element that anyone with feelings can’t stand up
is also pleasant to hear a band like this experiment with less common
instruments like the shalm and make it fit into the groove.
the downside of it, the band can’t stand the distance for the entirety
of the album which means that there are two or three fillers, e.g.
I can easily see Bloodflowerz go down a storm in their native
Germany. And much of the way it is deserved I might add.