ENTWINE "Time Of Despair"

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ENTWINE "Time Of Despair"
  • Album: Time Of Despair
  • Year: 2002
  • Label: SPIKEFARM
  • Artist: 
  • Finland

Upon these Finnish musicians' musical path you can actually analyze in which way Gothic Metal evolves or decay. I have listened several times to this album and found not demerits despite of copious commercial which can be noted from the very first track. ENTWINE illustrates a new album, the third, in a melodic manner which obliterates the underground scene but preserving quite strong benefits for MTV or other similar popular channels. It is, if you like, another kind of THE GATHERING with a male voice featuring the "Mandylion" period or perhaps the newer HIM full of Rock and Pop structures. All is rhythmic and pleases, all is danceable...too shiny and romantic for my tastes. The plentiful keyboard interacts with a clear baritonal voice, guitars situate somewhere at the borders of Metal and Rock while the battery is rather boring with dancing rhythms. So, it is a simplistic sound at the commercial discretion, full of vacation atmosphere and a "metallic" recreation.