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Sunday, May 9, 2010
ALBUM REVIEWS : THROES OF DAWN - THE GREAT FLEET OF ECHOES
In the metalworld Throes Of Dawn need no longer introduction even if lots of reviews think they’re a bit too soft (but then again there are others who are falling for their beauty though). Yup, in all l honesty, they might be released on the well respected Finnish metallabel Firebox Records but sometimes you wonder if you’re dealing with a metalrelease or not. Throes Of Dawn are already around since 1994 but even with several line up changes, this band always has been the child from founders Henri Koivula and Jani Heinola. After 6 years of silence, the Finns are back and they never sounded so melancholic as before. Admit it : beautiful piano-interludes, a voice that sometimes sounds like ian Curtis, beautiful melancholic gothsynths…it aren’t the usual ingredients of a metalrecord. It’s damned difficult not to be touched by the melancholic beauty of this record which lies between Anathema and the later work of Love Like Blood. One of the better records we heard this week. Fantastic.