MARSYAS "Lonely Tears"

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MARSYAS "Lonely Tears"
  • Album: Lonely Tears
  • Year: 2003
  • Label: BESTIAL
  • Artist: 
  • Romania

I've seen these guys at a festival in Buzau and they seemed pretty well intentioned. I wasn't thrilled by but neither bothered! Perhaps I would comment on that screaming voice that sounded a little too exaggerated. They sound better in the studio version, much more atmospheric! In other words, the Gothic they advance is based on a melancholic sound with depressive shades outlined by an insistent violin and a bombastic keyboard. We could say there are plenty of Doom/Death Metal touches in the 90's style! The guitars are pretty modest and the clear voice is rather OK, except the passages in which they insist in being too aggressive turning the whole thing into an artificial embarrassing sound! I am honest, this is really bothering my ears! As for the rest, they benefited of a satisfactory mixing reaching a sound with roots in MY DYING BRIDE or ANATHEMA (at least this is their intention!) and some Gothic influences (older Gothic) as well... thanks to a male voice with a low impressive timbre (when clear and normal!). We can talk about some experimental intentions... and they don't sound bad at all... such as the acoustic version of "Sunset" track! There is nothing new... perhaps it is just a better album than all the rest released in the past 2-3 years in Romania . The CD looks pretty professional and so is the booklet. I think that, all in all, this is a good achievement for the autochthonous scene... which is shyer than the European one!