tempobet yeni adresi
like this cd review

09/12/2016 : FROM THE FIRE - Through The Oceans Of Time

FROM THE FIRE

Through The Oceans Of Time

MusicCD
AcousticDark Pop

[74/100]   

SwissDarkNights
09/12/2016, Didier BECU

Now something completely different. Simply because Through The Oceans Of Time by From The Fire is an album you rather love or just can’t handle. Note that we didn’t use the word “hate”, as actually you can’t dislike it, but you might say that this is not your cup of tea because this music actually forces the listener to listen. It looks quite normal to say, but these days such things are not. And no, we haven’t found just another obscure band to confront you with, as From The Fire actually hosts a well known name, at least if you’re familiar with goth rock.

Does the name Michele Piccolo ring a bell? Nah, we’re not talking about the famous French actor who almost has the same name, but about the vocalist and guitarist of Burning Gates, the legendary Italian goth rock act that made name in the scene since 1994. Recently, Strobelight Records released the compilation Shadows Of The Past: A Retrospective 1995-2001, which gives a perfect overview of Burning Gates’ career, and now there is an album by From The Fire which can actually be considered as a solo project by Michele.

The music by From The Fire sounds dark as well, but it’s far away from the typical goth rock sound Michele makes with his band, even if the singer picked up some old Burning Gates songs like Prisoner, Twilight, River In Flood or Shadows Of The Past, featured in a quite different (almost unstripped) version.

All 14 songs here are acoustic, and sung by Michel. Don’t expect campfire songs, as you can hear regularly some brutal guitar outbursts, while the atmosphere is utterly black. Think of Dream City Film Club, if you can remember it.

The music by From The Fire is original enough to stand without well known references, but as everyone needs them before they check out something, we’d say: imagine a sound that’s created when Nick Cave drunk some whiskeys and then joined New Model Army. Talking about having a creative imagination!

But joking aside, even if you’re not that keen on acoustic songs, you better give Through The Oceans Of Time a chance as you might actually like it!

Didier BECU
09/12/2016


Music reviews

08
12
NEON TZIGANE
Del Wesh
07
12
FROSTTIDE
Decedents – Enshrined
06
12
MIREXXX
Vault
23
11
JO QUAIL
Exsolve
22
11
SADOMANCER
Dystopian Dawn
20
11
METROLAND
Memorabilia & Memorabilia The Remixes

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

NEWS

12
12
Out Of Line weekender line-up almost complete!
12
12
British enfant terrible Raymond Watts / PIG releases his BLACK MASS EP, covering WHAM!, Elvis Presley and John Lennon!
10
12
On this day, 39 years ago John Peel broadcasted Joy Division's 2nd Peel Sessions!
09
12
SID VICIOUS, A Christmas Story | 41-Years Ago The Pistols Deliver Christmas
08
12
Today, 40 years ago, Public Image released its debut album First issue!
08
12
Celebration Of The Lizard | Today Is Jim Morrison’s 75th-Birthday

Concert reviews

16
11
HEILUNG
Live at The Islington Assembly Hall
06
11
INCONCESSUS LUX LUCIS
30
10
SERPENTYNE
European Tour 2018
24
09
MODELE MARTIAL - AUTOPSIE D'UNE OMBRE - IAMTHESHADOW
B52 - Eernegem - 14/09/2018
14
08
WAVE GOTIK TREFFEN
Review from WGT 2018, Leipzig, Germany
10
08
GOLDEN EARRING + THE KIDS
Live at Zulzeekse Feesten, Kluisbergen - Belgium - 28.07.2018

GET A COPY OF OUR MAGAZINE
SEND TO YOUR HOME

INTERVIEWS

10
12
THE BLADES
Too Late To Stop Now! | The Return Of The Blades - An Interview With Paul Cleary
05
12
NOIRE ANTIDOTE
'Negative etiquette' resemblance the negative sides of human behaviour but more translated into a feeling.
24
11
DOPPELGANGER
'We are goths, and we only remember the sad stories :)'
22
11
PAUL LEARY (THE COCKY BITCHES,BUTTHOLE SURFERS)
'My mind has a jukebox that I cannot unplug.'
19
11
THE NAMES
We're lucky to have everyone still alive and well, unlike many of our friends of Factory records.

PHOTOS

03
12
WHISPERING SONS
Sinner's Day Genk
03
12
JOHN CALE
Sinner's Day Genk
03
12
RED ZEBRA
Sinner's Day Genk
03
12
GANG OF FOUR
Sinner's Day Genk
02
12
FISCHER Z
Sinner's Day Genk
02
12
COCAINE PISS
Sinner's Day Genk
02
12
DE BRASSERS
Sinner's Day Genk

ADVERTISE
IN PEEK-A-BOO

VIDEO CLIPS

12
12
E-SOCIETY
E-Society
11
12
FUNKER VOGT
Feel the Pain
10
12
THE VIOLENT YOUTH
Rabota (my life is a job)
09
12
0KONTROL
Lullaby
08
12
DICEPEOPLE
Somebody to Love
08
12
RAMPLINGG
Set My Heart
07
12
KATATONIA
Old Heart Falls