To/Die/For - IV

7.6 | 60 votes |
Release date: 1 April 2005
Style: Suomi metal


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01. Autumn Forever
02. This World Is Made For Me
03. Lies (For Fools)
04. New Year's Day [U2 cover]
05. Chaotic Me
06. Little Deaths
07. No Turning Back
08. Fragmented
09. Endlessly
10. Last Breath
11. Live In You [Acoustic version] [Japanese bonus]

Staff review by
When the news about To/Die/For parted ways with singer Jape and guitarist J.P. struck us, everyone knew that a very short but successful era was coming to an end. A new singer in To/Die/For would be a strange thing to get used too, so therefore I believe more than myself was enlighten when we heard about Tiaga, the band Jape and J.P. created together with some musicians that's been involved in To/Die/For in one way or another.

published 23.07.2005 | Comments (2)

Staff review by
The Finnish melancholic metal-heads To/Die/For return in 2005 refreshed, with a new line-up, with the band mates seeming to harmonize wonderfully together judging from the very good outcome and a brand new album that seems to be their most mature work up to date!

"IV" represents a very good and successful example of well-played melodic and melancholic metal, without losing its heaviness, since the guitar riffing is present, ending in inspired solos many times! The keyboard melodies evoke the ideal atmosphere for the music of To/Die/For which paves the way for the melancholic, melodic and expressive vocals of Jape, escalating this way the emotional charge of the compositions. The lyrics of the album consist of a soulful testimony from Jape's side, who poured his soul into this album, having composed eight out of the ten compositions on this album. One of the two remaining songs on "IV": "Last Breath", the beautiful and atmosphere-evoking closing composition, has been composed by the keyboardist of the band, Juska Salminen. The other is a cover of U2's renowned song "New Year's Day", a very interesting cover version.

published 17.10.2005 | Comments (0)

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