|Review: Whispers of Fate - Embrace My Winter|
|Embrace My Winter|
Year released: 2010
Genre: Gothic Metal
Review online: April 8, 2011
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
for:Embrace My Winter
Rated 1.5/5 (30%) (2 Votes)
I wanted to like this, and at first blush the band's sound is sharp and polished, but the songwriting is severely pedestrian. Whispers of Fate are a band from Italy who are purveying a poppy kind of synth-infested Gothic Metal. This kind of thing can be done really, really well (See: Delain, Autumn) but here the compositions are just flat, with no tension or build or narrative structure. The melodies are all right, but they are not attached to songs that go anywhere. The band never does anything surprising or even memorable, except for the few parts where they cover vocalist Betty's voice in awful effects – the only parts of the album that outright suck. Speaking of Betty, she is pretty one-note, with little range or expression – you never get the sense that she is involved in this music or really trying to sell it, and here and there she is definitively off-key. So this isn't horrible, but it has little of any real interest.
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