Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Gothic/Dark Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 157 / 2-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 5/10 | Label: Aural | Autor: AS
The Turin formation Dismal had taken a seven-year break before releasing their fourth album. During this time, it has largely sanded down the metallic edges. They have been replaced by experimental sound plays and spherical soundscapes, which make the quartet's excursions into different musical worlds a little more colourful. Singer Rossanda Landi, who knows how to express herself in French, English and German in addition to her mother tongue, gets even more space. But she could use it more variably. Classical chamber music stands next to symphonic sounds and electric sounds, but also waltzes and tango are tuned. The mood is melancholic, but not depressive. Unfortunately, the pieces of an average of seven to eight minutes offer too little harmonic as well as songwritical variance. And the strings are too thick all the time, so that you soon get the feeling that you're getting too much lard painted around your mouth. More would have been possible here.
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