Silence of another Kind

Release date: May 22nd 2006
InsideOut Music
Target (Denmark)
New Art Rock

Rating: 40/100
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: May 12th 2006

Paatos from Stockholm, Sweden is ready with their third album. Paatos has released an album every two years - "Timeloss" from 2002 and "Kallocain" from 2004, and now this new one called: "Silence of another Kind".

Paatos' music covers a wide range somewhere between dark gothic rock to symphonic art rock, which should appeal to a wide audience - fans of Björg, Porcupine Tree and The Gathering should find something intriguing on this album. Paatos' tour with The Gathering has clearly rubbed off on their music... and their overall sound has moved a bit more towards a heavier and harder style.

The mellotron is still playing a central role in their style, as is the female vocalist Petronella Nettermalm's moving voice - her vocal style is the only refreshing thing on this album, and the only thing sticking in my mind after numerous listenings...

This is not a bad album, it flows nicely and they have written 8 good art rock tunes - the title track is an awful collection of sounds - that I am sure will go down easy with fans of this genre. But this melancholic journey doesn't move me in any way; I do miss the drive and energy in the music!