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Review: Fall Of The Leafe - Volvere
Fall Of The Leafe

Label: Rage Of Achilles
Year released: 2004
Duration: 53:44
Tracks: 11
Genre: Unclassifiable

Rating: 2.2/5

Review online: February 23, 2005
Reviewed by: Ktb
Readers Rating

Rated 1.83/5 (36.67%) (6 Votes)

So right here we have Fall Of The Leafe, a pretty unknown band I had never heard of before. Volvere is the 4th album of this Folk/Gothic metal band. I listened to this a few times a few days ago, and I listened to it again a few times today, and all I can say is: this sucks. The riffs in this feel SO uninspired it hurts. The vocals sound like cheap rock, the drum beats are boring as shit and the whole songs feel so botched, the whole album sounds like a work in progress.

Ok, I'll just take the song "Guilt Threat" for example. The intro riff sounds like random shit that was made up for the hell of it. Then after 30 seconds of that, the vocalist starts to sing with his little emo-rock voice. Then right after that, we have the verse. Solid riff? Nope. Good vocals? Nope. Boring drum beats that are featured in every single other song on the album? Yup. Anyways, you probably understand what I'm trying to say. The part that pisses me off the most about this album is the fact that it's just not heavy. Think a mix between boring rock riffs mixed with emo vocals. Just listen to "Cut The Smoke". The intro riff is halfway decent, but after nearly 20 seconds the emo vocalist starts to sing with some uninspired keyboards in the background.

However, there IS one song on this album that I find lovely, "Hell's Silence". Yes, it has boring drum beats along with gay vocals, but the acoustic riffs aren't half bad, and the whole song is just plain catchy. And that's about it... the rest of this album is boring as hell. I'm not giving a lower note because the production is clean, and not bad at all.

An album to avoid.

Additional Information

The version of the album reviewed here includes two extra tracks: "Bleak Pictures" and "Mostly Ashes"

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Review: Volvere (reviewed by Sargon the Terrible)
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