|Review: Innerfire - My Lycan Me|
|My Lycan Me|
Label: Painkiller Records
Year released: 2006
Genre: Melodic Death Metal
Review online: December 17, 2009
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
for:My Lycan Me
This second EP by Innerfire is a bit better than the first one if only by virtue of being shorter. This disc makes the extreme desire to imitate Eternal Tears of Sorrow even more obvious, but yet again Innerfire have way more ambition and pretension than actual talent. The recording on this EP is miles better than on In Blood We Trust, sounding like it was recorded on something approaching a budget. That said, there is still not much good in the songwriting, and the songs are so repetitive that they feel about twice as long as they are. The vocals still add nothing to the music, and if the synths are not as annoying as last time, they are still not well-used. The addition of an inexplicable cover version of Ultravox' "Dancing With Tears in My Eyes" is just ridiculous, as the song is such an 80's pop standard it's impossible to take seriously, and the use of harsh vocals removes the haunting melody of Midge Ure's soaring vocal line – which was the only good thing about that disposable tune in the first place. Note to bands: playing a cover written by the guy who penned "Do They Know It's Christmas" does not make you look bad-ass.
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