•  Posted in: Kogaionon ReviewsRating: 0.89/1
  • Album: Decay
  • Year: 2002
  • Label: WAB
  • Artist: 
  • Austria

Yeah, I finally listened to the new album of this band; I surely waited for some time! I am not sure if the four musicians came to outline the stylistic identity, but I guarantee that, as far as interpretation is concerned, everything surpasses the previous album. Moreover, the Dark note is better delineated while the Gloom atmosphere seems to be the guiding light following the bass rhythm onto a more serious and grave sound dimension. Clear vocals are remarkable, the low tonality is an attraction and, in the same time, a key element of the sound. Whether is Gothic, Rock, Dark or Pop...it doesn't matter and I don't know, to be frank, but I do know for FLOODLAND not following the trend as their music has deep roots in various styles more or less Metallic, but definitely governed by a sad mature frozen aura. "Coincidence" is my favourite track; the mixture of instruments and programming sounds besides a lent and bleak rhythm discharges a ravishing echo inside me. If I tried to be more precise I would say that more likely the FLOODLAND sound places somewhere at confluence of TYPE O NEGATIVE with SISTERS OF MERCY, FIELDS OF NEPHILIM and DAVID BOWIE. Maybe THE CURE as well? Out of the ordinary, by all means!