DECADENCE "Where Do Broken Hearts Go?"

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DECADENCE "Where Do Broken Hearts Go?"
  • Album: Where Do Broken Hearts Go?
  • Year: 2005
  • Label: CMI
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  • Greece

I was about to say that this debute shocked me to the bottom, when Petros, the leader of this Hellenic project, explained to me that, in spite of the fact that this is only the first album released by CMI, it is yet the fourth of DECADENCE's releases. That's life, quality music passes by my ears with such a speed that I can't even keep track of it! The three Hellens reveal us a fragile mix of Neo-Classical and Neo-Folk, intricated with some Romantic Dark Wave echoes, military rhythms and staggering Ambient/Industrial effects! There are several features that reminded me about DVKE, GRABESMOND or PAZUZU, especially concerning the approach, rather than the sound! Cold, cynic and clear masculine vocals, completed by a timid and innocent (sometimes almost puerile) feminine one, all brought together in a wistfull atmosphere generated by guitars and keyboard! More industrial than DVKE, but still the most melodic and romantic Industrial/Ambient/Neo - Folk project ever released by CMI, DECADENCE strikes with this album; and even though we cannot always perceive that powerful energy of interpreting (the sound being rather a light one), we cannot overlook a masterpiece of the genre! I sincerely recommend this album to all of you trusting my musical radar! As for the others, however cautious, analythic and unwistful they might be, I only suggest to arm themselves with a lot of patience and tabacco for almost 50 minutes of brightly conceived and played music!