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[ Daemonia Nymphe - Psychostasia ]
[ Daemonia Nymphe - Le Nuit Des Fees - DVD ]
[ Daemonia Nymphe - Krataia Asterope ]
[ Dargaard - Rise and Fall ]
[ Dark Orange - Horizont ]
[ Dark Sanctuary - Thoughts: 9 years in the sanctuary ]
[ Dark Sanctuary - L'être las - L'envers du miroir ]
[ Dark Souls Day - Strange Days ]
[ Dark Souls Day - X-Lives ]
[ Dawn Desiree' - Dancing, Dreaming, Longing... ]
[ Dead When I Found Her - Eyes on Backwards ]
[ Dead When I Found Her - All The Way Down ]
[ Dead When I Found Her - Rag Doll Blues ]
[ Dead Can Dance - Anastasis ]
[ Decoded Feedback - Dark Passenger ]
[ Decoded Feedback - disKonnekt ]
[ Decoded Feedback - Aftermath ]
[ Decoded Feedback - Combustion ]
[ Decoded Feedback - Shockwave ]
[ Deep Red - Relics of Desire ]
[ Deep Red - Chimera ]
[ Deep Red - DarkwaterS ]
[ Degrees - Dream On Dreamy ]
[ Dein Schatten - Das Ewige Eis ]
[ Deine Lakaien - On Film - A Video History (DVD) ]
[ Deine Lakaien - White Lies ]
[ Delain - Moonbathers ]
[ Delerium - Mythologie ]
[ Deleyaman - The Lover, The Stars & The Citadel ]
[ Deleyaman - The Edge ]
[ Deleyaman - Fourth - Part Two ]
[ Deleyaman - Fourth - Part One ]
[ Der Blaue Reiter - Nuclear Sun ]
[ Der Blaue Reiter - Silencis ]
[ Der Blaue Reiter - Le Paradise Funebre... ]
[ Destroid - Silent World EP ]
[ Destroid - Loudspeaker ]
[ De/Vision - Popgefahr ]
[ De/Vision - NOOB ]
[ De/Vision - Subkutan ]
[ Diary of Dreams - Ego:X ]
[ Diary of Dreams - (if) ]
[ Diary of Dreams - Nekrolog 43 ]
[ Diary of Dreams - Menschfeind ]
[ Diary of Dreams - Nigredo ]
[ Diary of Dreams - Panik Manifesto ]
[ Diary of Dreams - Freak Perfume ]
[ DieMazz - In Shatter'd Innocence ]
[ Dies Natalis - Tristan ]
[ Dies Natalis - Abyss ]
[ Diorama - The Art of Creating Confusing Spirits ]
[ Distorted Reality - Daydreams and Nightmares ]
[ Distorted Reality - The Fine Line Between Love And Hate ]
[ Diversant:13 - Ode To Inhumanity ]
[ Domiana - The Sacred Heart ]
[ Dominion³ - Life Has Ended Here ]
[ Doppelganger - Dancing ]
[ Double Echo - Life Inside/Rupture/Sylvia ]
[ Double Echo - Phantomime ]
[ Dreamchild - Lullabies For The Dead ]
[ Dreamchild - La Fee Verte ]
[ Dreamgaze - Sound Colour ]
[ Dreamself - Part 1, The End ]
[ Dreamside, The - The 13th Chapter ]
[ Dreamside, The - Pale Blue Lights & Nuda Veritas ]
[ Dreamside, The - Spin Moon Magic ]
[ Dreamside, The - Open Your Eyes ]
[ Dreamside, The - Faery Child ]
[ Droom - 10 Songs ]
[ Droom - 128 1/2 Days ]
[ Droom - Blood Culture ]
[ Droom - Stay! ]
[ Droom - While We Can ]
[ Drunk With Joy - Sound Living ]
[ Dyonisis - Intoxicated ]
[ Dyonisis - Dyonisis ]
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[ Edge Of Dawn - Whatever Gets You Through The Night ]
[ Edge Of Dawn - Enjoy The Fall ]
[ Ego Likeness - When The Wolves Return ]
[ Ego Likeness - Breedless ]
[ Ego Likeness - Order of the Reptile ]
[ Ego Likeness - Water To The Dead ]
[ Ego Likeness - Dragonfly ]
[ Eisbrecher - Antikorper ]
[ Eisbrecher - Leider / Virgissmeinnicht ]
[ Eisbrecher - Eisbrecher ]
[ Elane - The Fire of Glenvore ]
[ The Empire Hideous - Body of Work ]
[ Emplosia - Emplosia ]
[ Empty - Open Aeon ]
[ Endanger - Addicted to the Masses ]
[ Engelsstaub - Nachtwa¨rts ]
[ Engelsstaub - Akashic Recordings ]
[ Estampie - Best Of Estampie (1986 - 2006) ]
[ Estampie - Signum ]
[ Eternal Fall, The - Emptiness Vol. 1 & 2 ]
[ Every Silver Lining Has A Cloud - Self-Titled ]
[ The Exploding Boy - Four ]
[ The Exploding Boy - The Black Album ]
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[ Fair Sex, The - Thin Walls - Part II ]
[ Fair Sex, The - The Dark Ages ]
[ Faith and Disease - Passport to Kinmig ]
[ Faith and the Muse - :ankokuh butoh: ]
[ Faith and the Muse - The Burning Season ]
[ The Fallacy - Love Division ]
[ Falling You - Shine ]
[ Falling You - Adore ]
[ Falling You - Faith ]
[ Falling You - Human ]
[ Falling You - Touch ]
[ Faun - Renaissance ]
[ Fayrierie - Michelia Campaka ]
[ Feeding Fingers - Detach Me From My Head ]
[ Feeding Fingers - Baby Teeth ]
[ Feindflug - Volk Und Armee... ]
[ Fektion Fekler - Into The Sun ]
[ Fiction 8 - Forever, Neverafter ]
[ Final Selection - Meridian ]
[ Final Selection - AntiHero ]
[ Flesh Field - Strain ]
[ Foreign Resort, The - The American Dream ]
[ Foreign Resort, The - New Frontiers ]
[ Foreign Resort, The - Scattered & Buried ]
[ Foreign Resort, The - The Foreign Resort ]
[ Foreign Resort, The - Offshore ]
[ Friends of Alice Ivy - The Last Days of Fenwyck ]
[ Friends of Alice Ivy - The Golden Cage and the Mirrored Maze ]
[ Friends of Alice Ivy - In The Gloaming ]
[ Friends of Alice Ivy - Hereafter Moth ]
[ FrightDoll - Reference Version ]
[ Frozen Plasma - Monumentum ]
[ Frozen Plasma - Artificial ]
[ Funker Vogt - Blutzoll ]
[ Funker Vogt - Aviator ]
[ Funker Vogt - Navigator ]
Strange Days - Review

Six years since their last EP release, we now have their follow-up here in the form of Strange Days.Strange Days Carrying on in their style of dark and driving gothic rock we're presented with five of these grinding tracks for a short but solid EP.

"Berlin" comes right out with the driving beats and grinding guitars and heavy dark vocals. The onslaught of these elements come at the listener in full force with an edgy sound on this and the rest of the tracks. "Psycho" has a nice mix to it with the female vocals over somber bass and subtle guitar on each verse while the chorus builds each time with the grinding guitars building to a dynamic and driving climax. Coming out strong with some old school heavy guitars, "Once in the Dark" hits a climax on the album with all the perfect elements of heavy and dark gothic rock striking a nice balance between them all. "Dirt" presents the female vocals once again with the somber moods backing her up nicely with similar patterns to "Psycho" with the track progressing to a frenzied finale. "Unreal" kicks off with this frenzy of guitars which can get just a bit annoying depending on the mood of the listener. Maybe while thrashing alone in the car or at the clubm it's ok, but just listening on the radio or other situations it begins to grind on the nerves just a bit. If you can get past that bit from piece to piece, especially on this final track, then overall the album is a nice collection.

In summary, it's a nice short collection of heavy gothic rock for those into the heavier, grinding elements with a somber, classic gothic rock feel.

Rating: 4/5



X-Lives - Review

This band is formed by the Greek duo of Nikos and Pepi in 2004. X-Lives We finally have their debut EP X-Lives featuring seven excellent old-school gothic rock songs that will make any true goth fan swoon.

A true favorite of mine that fits right in with the best tried and true sounds of the gothic rock genre kicks off this disc with "Dark Love". Everything from the solid bass, the heavy, deep vocals, driving drums and cliche lyrics make this the perfect track and sets the pace for what makes an excellent album. Female vocals take the lead on "Faint" for a nice little twist, but the guitars remain driving overlaying the moving beat for another stellar track. A bit of a classical rock sound comes out in "Electrify", mostly with the vocal styles that sound familiar to Jefferson Airplane (ie. Grace Slick) fans, but the gothic rock music remains strong, keeping it grounded and actually creating a really catchy tune.

At this point we reach something of a mid-point on the album and we're thrown right back into the heart of the goth sounds with the driving guitars and heavy, deep vocals on "Lifeless". Over the course of these tracks, the feelings and emotions of the peak of the goth sound of the 90's come flooding out, bringing a feeling of nostalgia for the endless "goth" compilations featuring mostly gothic rock instead of a few goth tracks mixed in with heavy gas-gargling vocals and techno-driven tracks. It's nice to hear these beautiful pieces in their dark simplicity. Though maybe not the perfect production, it's a great style and it comes out well on each track. "No Time" follows up with a more driving sound, though this piece does slightly get lost amongst the others with it's cookie-cutter sound. "Say" recovers nicely though bringing the album back into balance with it's unique sounds of somber guitars, a slightly less driving beat, though the overall intensity of the moods remain strong. This brings us to the "bonus" track on the EP with "Los Angelina". This definitely brings out the fast-paced driving sounds of what you might expect from prominent UK goth bands, but their own unique style remains solid and this is an excellent piece to wrap up the album with.

It's so nice to have more of these excellent goth bands. We've been presented with several this year and this is just another great addition to any fan's collection.

Rating: 4.5/5



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