BESEECH "Souls Highway"

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BESEECH "Souls Highway"
  • Album: Souls Highway
  • Year: 2002
  • Label: NAPALM
  • Artist: 
  • Sweden

LACUNA COIL or THEATRE OF TRAGEDY fans shall definitely be satisfied with the latest album of this old Swedish project. If on "...from a bleeding Heart" the Gothic Metal was a common one, relatively modest, on the next album-"Black Emotions" BESEECH straggled to a commercial Electro Pop that disappointed almost everybody. It seems like signing with Napalm brought the new members back with the feet on the ground and therefore the male voice really strong and low perfectly and fortunately understood to contrast with the female one. There are all kinds of tunes, from old THE GATHERING till TYPE O NEGATIVE, an atmospheric keyboard and a common commercial even boring battery. I would be mistaken if valuing these new series in bad manner because the return to Gothic Metal was actually the best and wisest decision while the choice of the new male voice provides a certain tonality and perhaps a specific color to the sound. Unfortunately, what these musicians play now was en vogue three years ago... yet who knows, maybe Napalm does indeed and to be sincere it really manages to promote its bands better than other labels! I need to say as well that the cover version of ABBA's "Gimme, Gimme, Gimme" sounds extremely strange. robert@beseech.net.