tempobet yeni adresi
like this cd review

09/03/2018 : CRYING VESSEL - A Beautiful Curse

CRYING VESSEL

A Beautiful Curse

MusicCD
GothicNew wavePost Punk

[92/100]   

Manic Depression
09/03/2018, Charles “Chuck” MOORHOUSE

Ever listen to a beautiful song from The Cure and think, “I love this but I wish is had a little more oomph or weight”? The opening track, Exordium, from Crying Vessel’s latest effort, A Beautiful Curse, would scratch that itch. One only wishes that the track’s compelling sound went on a bit longer.

The next one, Dig Deep, is just as weighty. Again though, it’s not quite long enough to finish a walk through the fog settling along the hedgerow overlooking the moors below. It moves into Empty Glass, which is a synth-driven 80s new wave song complete with plucked guitar highlights and big, important vocals. Lyrics almost don’t matter to convey the sense and emotion of the song - very Clan of Xymox; as is the later track Lay me to Sleep, with its syncopated clap beat at the end of each measure.

Then, as if tracking the evolution of modern dark pop, Lovers in Paradise opens with a solid baseline, deep crooning, and thrashing guitars for a striking collision of Chameleons and Killing Joke. And, speaking of killing, the track, Killing Time, picks up the pace. Kiss the Fire, a standout track, uses a heavy bass line for a song that fits nicely as the backing track to any “how to dance like a goth” video on youtube. Ghostly Figures adds scintillating guitar notes over synths warbling almost unnoticeably in the distance. The nature sounds opening the dirge that the band calls, Trust Me, seem out of place. This track sounds simpler with fewer layers, a rung or two below the rest of the album. One Last Taste, starts as if it will be another plodding effort, before, at about a minute in, the bridge hits and the song takes flight. One Last Taste is not the last track, which is good because you can keep hanging your head and shaking it back and forth in a melancholy reverie as A Second Sleep picks right up where One Last Taste left off. The sound on A Beautiful Curse is post-punk, goth and new wave. It is not groundbreaking but it is fresh. Lyrically, it seems meaningful and emotive. Overall, the album evokes an innate sense of pleasure, that you cannot quite express or quantify. That is what music should do. I am looking forward to catching them live at Wave Gotik Treffen in a couple of months.

Charles “Chuck” MOORHOUSE
09/03/2018


 

Next reviews
TANGO MANGALORE • Dear Shore
ANATOMIA HUMANA DESMONTABLE • Pasajera Pausa EP
KIRLIAN CAMERA • Hologram Moon
MIRLAND/LARSEN • Disturbia
KASPER HATE • Why Live When You Can Rule
GLAARE • To Deaf and Day
THE INVINCIBLE SPIRIT • NEIN! (Single)
BLUTENGEL • Black
OST+FRONT • Adrenalin
FACTICE FACTORY • Lines & Parallels

 

Same combination of genres: GOTHIC + NEW WAVE + POST PUNK
SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES • CLASSICS: Through The Looking Glass
DEAD GUITARS • Stranger
DER KLINKE • Square Moon

 

Same genre: GOTHIC
AUTUMN • The Fall
IVANKOVA • Ivankovà EP
YOUR LIFE ON HOLD • Burning for the Ancient Connection
TEARFUL MOON • Evocation
ASTARI NITE • Dreams Of Majesty
SUBTERFUGE • Blind To Reason
BLUTENGEL • Leitbild
TEARFUL MOON • In The Dark Morning
BESTIAL MOUTHS • (Still) Heartless
EUROPEAN GHOST • Pale And Sick

 

Same genre: NEW WAVE
LIZARD SMILE • Wandering in Mirrors
RITUAL VEIL • Wolf In The Night
TYCHO BRAHE • Triplex [Complete]
THE NAMES • German Nights
SPREADING POINT • MOMENTUM - PART II
SHE PLEASURES HERSELF • Fetish
XTC • Skylarking
KILLING JOKE • Live at Muziek-o-Droom - Hasselt - Belgium 05.12.2016
KILLING JOKE • London, Brixton O2 Academy (04/11/2016)
NEW MODEL ARMY • Live at the Muziekgieterij, Maastricht, NL - 30.09.2016 - Photo Hub Dautzenberg

 

Same genre: POST PUNK
NAUT • Raise The Lights
FACTICE FACTORY • Lines & Parallels
SILENT RUNNERS • The Directory
THE MARY HART ATTACK • The Falling Sun
PARADE GROUND • Sanctuary
STRUGGLER • The Gap
A.D. MANA • A.D. Mana
SUPERNOVA 1006 • Unique World
PRINCIPE VALIENTE • Oceans
DISCO INFERNO • In Debt 91/92

Music reviews

19
07
NAUT
Raise The Lights
13
07
LIZARD SMILE
Wandering in Mirrors
12
07
SIMPLE MINDS
Walk Between Worlds
27
06
JOHN FOXX
METAMATIC (2018 BOX)
18
06
ASTRASONIC
Passengers
15
06
NEGANT
No !

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

NEWS

21
07
Empirion end their two decade hiatus with Double A-Side Single!
18
07
Today it’s exactly 30 years since Siouxsie & The Banshees released their single Peek-a-Boo.
18
07
Today, exactly 38 years ago, Joy Division released their second and final studio album, Closer.
16
07
DIRK DA DAVO 'MOODS': CD release July 2018
16
07
'A Midsummer Night's Dream' - a modern adaption of Shakespeare's comedy play celebrates theatrical debut
10
07
Peek-a-Boo Magazine #30 out now with temporary free download of the song 'Peek-a-Boo' by Christian Death!!

Concert reviews

16
07
COVENANT W/ STONEBURNER
Live @ Ivy Smokehouse, Washington DC, 15th April 2018
24
05
LES NÉGRESSES VERTES
Live at De Casino, Sint-Niklaas - Belgium - 05.05.2018
19
04
SCORPIONS
Live at Vorst Nationaal - Belgium - 04.04.2018
19
03
FEVER RAY
Live @ AB - Brussels - 15.03.2018
14
03
DER KLINKE - STORY OFF
De Kelk, Brugge - 9 maart 2018
12
03
DISTORTED RETROSPECT
Distorted Retrospect - 6th March 2018 - Charlottesville, VA (USA)

GET A COPY OF OUR MAGAZINE
SEND TO YOUR HOME

INTERVIEWS

20
07
DANA CALLEY (VAPORS OF MORPHINE)
From the beginning to the last note
19
07
CHRISTIAN DEATH
'I think pacifism will be the rehearsal for the ultimate slaughter'
18
07
WHISPERS IN THE SHADOW
'I have no high hopes for humanity anymore...'
23
06
DISTRICT 13
Many have a “life in chains”, each for themselves.[...] Many would like to be free, but they are trapped.
21
06
DANIEL B / PROTHESE
‘I Don’t Want To Be Confined In A Genre That Creates Expectations And Borders’

PHOTOS

25
06
LACUNA COIL
Graspop, Dessel
25
06
EISBRECHER
Graspop, Dessel
25
06
MARILYN MANSON
Graspop, Dessel
23
06
IN THIS MOMENT
Graspop, Dessel
22
06
HEILUNG
Graspop, Dessel
22
06
GHOST
Graspop, Dessel
19
06
ONRUST
Trouwfe(e)st #2, JH Wommel, Wommelgem, Belgium

ADVERTISE
IN PEEK-A-BOO

VIDEO CLIPS

21
07
AND ONE
The End of Your Life (feat. Douglas J. McCarthy)
21
07
BEBORN BETON
Last Day On Earth
20
07
DAVID BOWIE
Blackstar
19
07
SECRETS OF THE MOON
Man Behind The Sun
18
07
DAVEY SUICIDE
Imperfect
17
07
MAIA VIDAL
Jell-O
16
07
DAVID BOWIE
I Can’t Give Everything Away