Genre/Influences: Dark-Wave, Gothic.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Four years after their promising and totally accomplished debut album “As We Fall”, German duo Soykut Gür and Rio Black are back on track with a new opus featuring thirteen new songs.
Content: The work takes off with an instrumental piece, which is followed by a song reminding me of The Cure. It remains a very important source of inspiration, which was also at the forefront of the debut album. It’s not only about the sound and melody line, but Rio Black’s timbre of voice is reminding me of Robert Smith. However all the songs aren’t touched by The Cure inspiration as No Trust In Dawn also reveals an explicit melancholic and dreamy side featuring complementary parts between guitar and electronics.
+ + + : If you’re an 80s nostalgic you’re definitely going to like some of the harder and more melodic parts of this album. “Where Are You Now” sounds pretty close to early The Cure, but the somewhat harder “Under The Sun” is another exposure of this band’s potential. If you prefer melancholic Wave music the album definitely has a very consistent part to offer.
– – – : I didn’t feel a similar satisfaction as with the debut album. The main part of the album sounds like it is in the grip of a deeply, melancholic atmosphere. I’m not convinced this is the best exponent from this formation.
Conclusion: I’m not saying I was disappointed, but this work sounds like a step backwards after their cool debut opus.
Best songs: “Where Are You Now”, “Under The Sun”, “Lost And Apart”.
Rate: (6 ½).