Before The Dawn - The Ghost review
|Band:||Before The Dawn|
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Third album of the finish compositor Tuomas Saukkonen, "The Ghost" is a mix of Gothic music and fast Death Metal. I don't even know actually in which musical category I must put this band but whatever we don't really care of these kinds of designations anyway and the thing is that "The Ghost" is just nothing special, not bad but not good too…
"The Ghost" is not a bad album. There are some good points on this album and some songs, in reason of their force, are even catchy. But when I listen to this album I have a feeling of déja-vu. And that's right, the originality is not the strong point of this release… I cannot blame the performance of the musicians, but the compositions just lack of work.
It's really simple and sometime I even have the feeling that I'm listening to a basic Nu Metal album in Gothic/Dark mode. Evidently, it doesn't mean that it is horrible and it's not horrible but something is missing in these songs and at the end it's really simplistic and even a bit boring. Don't read however that it is the worst album of the year, as I said in the beginning of my review, this album is not bad, you'll never have a disgusting feeling but this is this kind of album that you'll listen two or three times and simply forget after a break of one week. Too bad because there are some good ideas (like for the good ambiances of the CD) but the songs deserve a bit of work and Tuomas Saukkonen will have to chose between Gothic music or fast aggressive stuff one day.
The potential is here, but something is lacking on this release so I just hope that Before The Dawn will have the possibility to show me that they can do something a bit more complex in the future. They can do it… About this album, I don't ask you to forget it but please be sure to try it before that you buy it…
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