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Review: Delain - We Are The Others
Delain
www.delain.nl
We Are The Others

Label: Roadrunner Records
Year released: 2012
Duration: 47:36
Tracks: 12
Genre: Gothic Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: September 29, 2012
Reviewed by: MetalMike
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We Are the Others is the third album from The Netherlands' Delain and, in my opinion, represents a huge leap forward in songwriting from their last album, 2009's April Rain. Songs like "Mother Machine," "We Are the Others" and "Get the Devil Out of Me" are the kind you'll be singing almost immediately. Charlotte Wessels has a beautiful voice and doesn't try to be Gothic or Operatic; she just sings. Delain has struck a terrific balance between the guitars and keyboards making We Are the Others heavy yet accessible. Their songs maintain a melancholy atmosphere that isn't reliant on over-the-top musical flourishes, a testament to the high quality of the songwriting. They do, occasionally, stray into some overly commercial territory, i.e. "Are You Done With Me," which has vocal lines so sweet your table sugar will taste dull in comparison.

We Are the Others is an excellent example of female-fronted Gothic Metal. Fans of any type of raw Metal are going to want to give this one a wide berth, but if you like your Metal smooth and melodic, you need to pick it up sooner rather than later.

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