•  Posted in: Kogaionon ReviewsRating: 0.88/1
  • Album: Frozen
  • Year: 2002
  • Artist: 
  • Norway

Francesco Palumbo has decided to open his own label and his first chosen band was another face of SHADOW DANCERS formed by two members of this legendary Norwegian band, Jo-Inge and Oyvind (Rym/RAGNAROK). Briefly: after SHADOW DANCERS split, in 1999, the two released a demo pretty well promoted by Neodawn Productions, titled "Love Letter". This is their history. Rather short but sufficient in order to receive some offers. I'd say that the inedited assortment of Gothic with Dark Wave and Electronic grants the listener with a bitter taste of a sad sober album in which depressive echoes build the sound while electronic effects desperately struggle to impregnate positive shades of light and life...of survival, after all. "Frozen" is an outstanding album and I found hard to believe that the 11 tracks won't collect adequate appreciations even from the most avant-garde fans of such style. Which should be the musical references for those who never listened to CROWHEAD? Let's say: ICON OF COIL, APOPTYGMA BERZERK, SHADOW DANCERS or even THEATRE OF TRAGEDY.;