|Review: Darklight - I Know the End…And Make the Start|
|I Know the End…And Make the Start|
Year released: 2003
Genre: Gothic Metal
Review online: May 19, 2003
Reviewed by: Scott Murray
for:I Know the End…And Make the Start
Rated 2/5 (40%) (1 Vote)
It must be hard trying to get your name out playing any genre of metal considering just how many others are playing the exact same thing. The so called goth metal genre is no exception, with an unending flow of bands taking the same old male growly vox switching up with operatic female vocals over symphonic elements and epic power riffing. This unknown from Italy Darklight offers up half an hour of not the most original stuff by any means, but manage to hit off some great harmonies and solos. I had no idea what to expect at first and the first thirty seconds of the record doesn’t reflect the rest of the material whatsoever. It starts off with a blues piano bit and introduces us right away to the problem that is going to get this band nowhere if they don’t act on it quick. No, it’s not the predictable demonic vocals that are surprisingly absent considering the style Darklight plays. Their lone vocalist, Silvia, HAS TO GO! Seriously, she couldn’t sound further from a metal singer. More than anything, she sounds like she’s auditioning for American Idol. Pop style vocals mixed over metal = just no. If Darklight even had one of those good but sounds like everyone else female singers I could have bumped its rating up to something a little more respectable, but this chick just ruins it. Musically, these guys have got it down and I could see them putting out some solid recordings, but like I said this isn’t going to happen with such an atrocious voice representing the band. Blargh.
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