Genre/Influences: Dark-Wave, Gothic.
Format: Digital, CD, Vinyl.
Background/Info: Set up in 2006 French formation The Cemetery Girlz strikes back with their first new work in ten years. They never released new productions on an irregular basis so “L’Envol Du Corbeau” brings the band back on the Dark-Wave/Gothic/Death-Rock map.It rather looks like a mini-album as only six songs have been featured.
Content: The work takes off in a very dark way bringing us back to the darkest hours of 80s Dark-Wave music with a Gothic touch on top. We next discover a more melodic side, guitar playing and synths getting more in balance. The last track even sounds pure, dark, reverie.
+ + + : I especially like both debut cuts which aren’t just dark but still tormented because of the atmosphere recovering the songs. The deep, haunting, vocals are accentuating this impression.
– – – : I regret the work didn’t evolve like the dark, haunting, way of the debut. It could have been one of the darkest productions ever produced in this genre of music.
Conclusion: The Cemetery Girlz are back on track this work getting me mixed feelings as it’s switching in between great pieces and more average tracks.
Best songs: “The Wanderer”, “Echoes Of My Tears”, “Eternal Night”.
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