Genre/Influences: Cold-Wave, Post-Punk, Gothic.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: They Die is an Italian trio set up in 2020 and, which this year released their official debut album. The work features 10 songs.
Content: From the very first notes you get the feeling of awakening somewhere in the late 80s. This is pure Cold-Wave & Post-Punk music driven by guitar playing and achieved with melodic Electronic sound treatments. The vocals have been produced in a pretty cavernous way. One of the surprising songs is the cover version of Ultravox’ legendary “Dancing With Tears In My Eyes”, which has been accomplished by fuzzy guitar playing.
+ + + : They Die is pure nostalgia. The guitar parts have this unique 80s Cold-Wave spirit. Some passages are reminiscent of The Sisters Of Mercy, but I can also mention a more contemporary band as Lebanon Hannover and She Passed Away. The Electronic arrangements inject a cool melodic touch, which makes some of the choruses uplifting. Some of the most noticeable songs are “Bride Into The Dark”, “Your Silence” and “To Smile To Death”. Last, but not least I also recommend the CD format for its cool digipak.
– – – : The only song that couldn’t convince me is the Ultravox cover. This song might be cool on stage, but is poorly accomplished.
Conclusion: They Die has accomplished a noticeable debut work. Let’s keep an eye on this band.
Best songs: “Bride Into The Dark”, “To Smile To Death”, “Your Silence”, “Sick Boy”, “That Flame Goes Out”.
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