Label: Frontiers Music
Genre: Symphonic Metal
Release Date EU: January 29th, 2017
Echoes of the Aftermath
Loud as a Whisper
Shining After Dark
Ode to Everyone
Sometimes chicken, sometimes feathers … and sometimes a bit of both of them. The Murder Of My Sweet’s newest album is belonging to the latter category. Why is this?
The Swedish outfit doesn’t come up with a lot of breath-taking new material. Of course, it’s new songs that found their way on the tracklist, but the interpretation of symphonic metal isn’t new or revolutionary.
This is only one side of the coin. Parking this though for a moment also means to acknowledge the fact of well-done songs that come with a cinematic approach and a powerful production.
Vocalist Angelica Rylin does a great job and her vocals are one of the main features of The Murder Of My Sweet’s sound; can’t the name of the band be shorter? The width of her vocal range blends in the bombastic sound of each of the twelve tunes on “Echoes of the Aftermath”.
A song that includes most of the band’s trademarks is the title track. The more silent verse builds up to a moderate paced but hard rocking chorus. It’s a powerful melodic rocker built on a catchy melody, like most of the numbers on this record.
The Murder Of My Sweet’s newest album is definitely interesting for fans of bands like Within Temptation, Edenbridge, and Nightwish. The band remains true to themselves while developing their sound in the given framework. If all this creates enough excitement is your call.
Reviewer: Markus Wiedenmann