|Review: Without Face - Deep Inside|
Label: Dark Symphonies
Year released: 2001
Genre: Gothic Metal
Review online: December 9, 2001
Reviewed by: Christian Renner
Rated 5/5 (100%) (1 Vote)
Without Face is a band from Hungary that are trying to mix gothic and progressive with a bit of thrash thrown in here and there. It is a very interesting conceptual idea but I am not really sure it works as well as it could on this album.
The sound has more of a gothic sound than it does anything else especially with the female and male vocalists on here. Sometimes the vocals don't seem to match very well with the music that is playing. The song structures are very good and the musicianship overall is very good as well but sometimes the mixing of the genres feels a bit forced. It just doesn't seem to flow as well as I would have hoped form reading the promo material that was included. The lyrical content is quite good taking its inspiration from Poe and Lovecraft and adding a bit of Longfellow as well. This is not overly original in and of itself but it is very well done.
This album was originally released in 2000 but it is just now making its way to America so there are some that believe quite strongly in this band. I am kind of on the fence with this release. I don't think it is awful but I am not sure it will get much playing time either. I will have to hear more from this band before I decide on whether it is worth going out of your way to get a hold of releases from this band. Interesting concept but in my opinion not very well pulled off. Fans of the gothic genre however really should check this out but give it a listen before throwing down your cash.
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