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”.