Words of Farewell
Style: Melodic Death Metal
Release date: 30 March, 2012
Playing time: 48:12

If I had listened to this album with my eyes closed, not knowing what I was listening to, I would have said: Scar Symmetry, Omnium Gatherum, Be 'Lakor or Dark Tranquility, but a little different. This time around there is no clean singing on the album, but the music is melo-death from start to finish.

In the first track "Project Daybreak" I heard a little bit of Textures influences too, the sporadic poly rhythmic parts see to that. The keyboards in the songs sound nice and are not too much in front of the mix. Like a lot of melo-death bands the guitar soloing is of a very high level. The vocals are aggressive and fit to this genre like a hand in a glove. To put in the necessary variety Words of Farewell changes heavy parts with atmospheric passages and uses dominating keyboards at times. They also sound a little bit more progressive than their Scandinavian rivals. You can't accuse them from just copying the more known bands in this genre; they really try to be a bit different.

This Gerrman band did a nice job considering it's their debut album. The only thing I miss in the songs is catchiness. It all sounds great, but somehow I don't feel the pressure to play the album over and over.

Fans of Scandinavian melodic death metal have to check this.


01. Project Daybreak
02. Ever After
03. End of Transmission
04. On Second Thought
05. Auriga
06. The Great Escape
07. Urban Panorama
08. Sorae
09. Vagrant Story
10. Sundown Serenade

Label: AFM Records
Distribution: Target Denmark
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 31 March, 2012
Website: www.myspace.com/wordsoffarewell