|Review: Final Tragedy - Greed|
Year released: 2001
Genre: Progressive Metal
Review online: May 5, 2002
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Rated 3.25/5 (65%) (4 Votes)
Final Tragedy is a duo hailing from France and if I had to stick them into a genre, I'd say they're some sort of "melodic prog/gothic". Two things strike me on this album: The vocals (female) sound a bit "detached", as if they were coming from the background but not quite that - very hard to describe. This is not a criticism however: The effect comes out very well and fits the music very nicely, giving it a kind of melodico-doomish atmosphere(!) The other thing is that the songs flow together so perfectly that the album almost sounds to me as if it was just one long song.
The music, despite a lot of rythmic changes and some occasional "aggressive" guitar riffs, is surprisingly relaxing, thanks in part to the vocal effects described earlier. There is a lot of variety here, for more "rocking" sounds to very quiet moments where only light drums and keyboards accompany the vocals. This is definitely not for those who are only into very aggressive or brutal music, but those who like to listen to more melodic stuff should definitely check this out. As an added bonus, they do not sound like every other band out there - yes, that is still possible! :)
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