Moonspell doesn‘t listen to the echoes of the past and decided to go for a partly new approach with “1755”.
With Dim Days of Dolor, it feels like Morten has once again set out to make a seamless blend between all phases of the band
It may not have been intentional, as the biggest similarity between the two bands is the voices of the frontwomen. Black Dahlia’s Samuela sounds very similar to Amy Lee of Evanescence, but apart from that, the songs themselves don’t really replicate any Evanescence material, however, like-sounding vocals over a similar style of music can cause some to lump the bands together.
Moonspell takes over and brings an aura of darkness and haunting melodies that has made them a staple of the genre
Ailyn sounds as amazing ever, and from there the song takes off and becomes a classic that should especially impress fans of the debut At Sixes And Sevens.
So once again, Massacre Records signed a band which I really like. The folks at Massacre Records have always been a very reliable metal label for my tastes (having brought some of my favourite bands to my ears) and Envinya doesn’t escape that trend of very good signings (along with Dante’s latest album, November Red, recently reviewed on this very site and which I strongly recommend to fans of progressive metal). I can definitely see myself buying this album when I see it in my record store (which I will do, if I see it).
takes one of the most recognizable tracks by the most popular metal band likely of all time, and just brutalizes it. However, Ipek shows that she can actually sing some, doing the verses fairly faithful, though giving the lyrics and vocals more balls.
Yes, Brent plays every instrument on the entire album including all vocals too. One advantage of doing things this way for the rare few that are skilled enough is that there’s nobody to get in the way of your vision of the sound you want to create, which gave Brent a blank canvas to shape in any way he saw fit.
Metalcore music can be quite repetitive and bland most of the time and is a genre that has really stagnated quickly, but these guys decided to take the sound in a new direction by adding a female operatic-style singer, like a voice you would usually associate with symphonic power metal or operatic gothic metal…
Definitely an eclectic mix of styles and sounds and an interesting premise to base a band around and miraculously enough they actually succeed fairly well here. I do think they sound overall a little bit rough around the edges but that will all be improved with time I’m sure…