Theatre of Tragedy

Release date: March 24th 2006
Label: AFM Records
Target (Denmark)
Gothic Rock / Metal

Rating: 85/100
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: February 26th 2006

Life after Liv Kristine begins with this new album from Norwegian gothic rock / metal band Theatre of Tragedy. A new beginning for Theatre of Tragedy with their new front lady Nell, who has some pretty big shoes to fill, and to be honest I think she surpasses my hopes and leaves Liv Kristine in the dust behind her...

Until this album I've always thought of Theatre of Tragedy as a good, but some what unspectacular gothic band, but things have certainly changed with this very good album, that shows a very mature band, which unite the dark and powerful atmosphere - represented by the dark male vocals from Raymond I. Rohonyi - with melody and beauty - represented by Nell's wonderful and charismatic female voice. A task I think their earlier albums only managed to some degree and never brought the pure pleasure this album does!

For almost 50 minutes this album captures the listener, and it's the best gothic album I have heard for the past 5 years. Big words I know, but I am very impressed with this cool album and suggest fans of gothic metal to check it out...

Recommended tracks: "Storm", "Fade", "Begin & End" & "Senseless".