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