This symphonic heavy Gothic album sounds a little too mechanical
It's almost October and time for acts like Theatres des Vampires to ease their way into rotation. I've enjoyed the few TDV releases I've had the fortune of hearing. Maybe it's because I just came off of the new Pain album or it's the Florida heat but this new release isn't rubbing me the right way. Lyrically this is about the Pennhurst asylum, an over-populated facility that had years of controversy over it's treatment of patients. Musically this one is rigid with heavily distorted grooves, backing symphonic arrangements, and industrial elements. I wish the mechanical side was a little more natural sounding. Overall this is just okay in my books.
Recommended for fans of: Lacuna Coil, Paradise Lost, Moonspell, and Pain