Vukovar – The Great Immurement (Album – Other Voices Records)
Genre/Influences: Dark-Wave, Gothic.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: This new album by British formation Vukovar is the second part of the “Eternity Ends Here”- trilogy. The first chapter “The Collosalist” was released last year.
Content: Vukovar invites the listener to embark for a Dark-Wave driven voyage, mainly accomplished by synth lines. Some songs have an explicit dreamy effect while a few tracks are somewhat harder and more into the Post-Punk style. Some parts of the vocal production feel a bit like lamentations.
+ + + : Vukovar will appeal some 80s nostalgic music lovers. I especially like one of the very few harder cuts entitled “When Rome Falls”. This track reminds me a bit of The Cure while the lyrics were originally written by David Tibet. I also have to mention the dreamy-like “The Great Immured And His Sea Of Love”, which is carried by a low, vibrating bass line.
– – – : I’ve never been a huge fan of Vukovar; this band can’t really touch me, the song remaining unaccomplished and without any single climax. Production-wise I think the mixing could have been better as well.
Conclusion: This new work by Vukovar sounds maybe a bit better than its predecessor, but still not what I expect from an accomplished work.
Best songs: “When Rome Falls, “The Great Immured And His Sea Of Love”.
Label: www.othervoicesrecords.com / www.facebook.com/pages/Other-Voices-Records/196767663702999
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