June 18, 2024

True Lovers – Blessed Are The Lovesick (Album – Future Lunch)

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Genre/Influences: Metal, Post-Punk, Electro & Metal.

Format: Digital, CD.

Background/Info: True Lovers is an American formation, which has been introduced as ‘modern day vampires playing early 2000’s American Rock with the 1980’s Post-Punk attitude, wearing nothing but leather and sunglasses’.

Content: This debut album features 9 songs, which are mainly empowered by furious Metal-driven parts. The heavy and sometimes furious vocals perfectly match with the harshness of the music. But there also is a ‘softer’ side running through the album. Songs are moving from merciless, boosting passages into softer parts. And there’s even a few soft cuts accomplished with Electro arrangements.

+ + + : The harder side of True Lovers is sometimes reminding me of Limp Bizkit for its Nu-Metal approach. Guitar and vocals are finding a harmony in rage, which you’ll notice at “Phoenix Down” and “Bleeding Heart”.

– – – : The softer part of the album (cf. “Royalty”, “Night Sky”) is not exactly the most exciting one.

Conclusion: True Lovers is bringing different influences together, which makes it hard to define their style, but will maybe catch the attention of a diversified audience.

Best songs: “Phoenix Down”, “Bleeding Heart”.

Rate: 6½.

Artist: www.facebook.com/trueloverspunx

Label: www.futurelunch.com / www.facebook.com/futurelunch

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