Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artpop/Pop | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 139 / 4-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Pias | Autor: JV
A bell-bright, tender, at the same time penetrating voice, which with a slight feeling of dizziness leads its way into light heights, presents irresistible pop melodies to powerful rocking guitar sounds. Former Gathering front woman Anneke van Giersbergen, who has long been a star in the Netherlands with a number 1 hit, shows herself to be mass compatible with her debut album. The first single release "Feel Alive" already met with great approval on the Internet. The artist, who has already collaborated with Anathema on "Falling Deeper" and Within Temptation on "Black Symphony", would like her successful mixture of pop harmonies with high recognition value and dark melancholic arrangements to draw wide circles. The darkness in the songs saves them, because without this element the production would have been too smooth. And to be ironed or to sound as if it needed an arrangement, this voice, which dares to do a lot despite its limited range from folk to metal, doesn't deserve it.
Top track: Too Late