Lacrimas Profundere
Filthy Notes for Frozen Hearts

Release date: July 10th 2006
Label: Napalm Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Style: Goth Metal

Rating: 72/100
Cover artwork rating: 70/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: July 19th 2006

German goth veterans Lacrimas Profundere have just released their sixth release on Napalm Records. Iím divided here, I have to admit. On the whole, I canít give the album a really good rating, even though the first half of the album is absolutely killer!  

Especially the single track from the album, Again Itís Over, is a dark, rocking and simply infectious piece that you want to put on replay. The band brilliantly combines elements of Paradise Lost, Type O Negative, My Dying Bride and the Sisters without too blatantly crossing the fine line of the rip-off. There is always something that you consider uniquely Lacrimas Profundere in there.  

The dark voice of vocalist Christopher Nikolas is perfect for the music and so is John Fryerís production. Itís easy to hear that heís got the experience from working with e.g. Paradise Lost, Cradle of Filth and NIN.  

As Iíve already mentioned, the standard of the songs fails around midway. To put it crudely, the first six or seven songs are well-neigh perfect, but then repetition and/or a lack of that last spark that makes songs work sets in.  

Get the single and support the band Ė they have a lot to offer, although theyíre not quite there in my view.