Released Tracks - Review
Discovering new talent and projects is like discovering treasure and this duo is no exception.
Many readers and listeners may recognize the name of Gopal Metro as a former member of Bella Morte
. He combines his talents with Angel Metro for a really great gothic wave sound. We don't have any kind of album yet, just a few tracks released on Bandcamp that have been trickled out and released over the last few months. These have been so good I've been watching for more and we have these four we would like to spotlight and do a quick review of. Hopefully we'll have a full album to enjoy soon.
The first of these tracks we heard was "Shade". On this piece we're greeted with a heavy, mid-tempo beat providing the rhythm for this haunting piece as Angel's vocals drift over the array of bass, guitars and keyboards. I think the word haunting comes to mind more and more as I listen to these tracks. "Shade" was dark and moody, but "Summer's Breath" really brings out the best of this style of music. Immediate thoughts come to mind of this track belonging to "The Lost Boys" soundtrack alongside Gerard McMann
's "Cry Little Sister". This piece would be a perfect fit and is a kind of haunting anthem for immortal vampires to sing along to and enjoy. "The Morrigan" was the third selection we were presented and again we move down that style of dark and haunting gothic wave music fronted by Angel's almost sinister female vocals, dark and firm yet haunting and beautiful. Maybe some listeners might relate to early music from Switchblade Symphony
for reference. The vocals are carried on a soundscape of heavy percussion and grinding mix of guitars over layers of electronics for a catchy rhythm and mesmerizing hooks.
As a special treat for Halloween 2014 we were presented with the fourth track on their Bandcamp page with "Who Is In My Temple". This wistful track is perfect for this spooky holiday with sounds of the night, ghosts in the dark, accented by a mix of male and female vocals singing in a round the short verses that sound like a haunting nursery rhyme which gives the track even more of that ghostly feeling. With this final piece we're left wishing and hoping for more from these talented artists. For now we highly recommend the reader go download these and any other tracks they might release on their Bandcamp page in the meantime. I think we have a great new classic gothic wave band here for fans to really enjoy.
Website: Gild the Mourn on Bandcamp