Monday, September 15, 2008

Jennie Tebler's Out Of Oblivion

Till Death Tear Us Apart
Black Mark

This is another female fronted, gothic/doom metal band which offer's some beautiful vocals, low-end grinding guitar and bass riffs, and a solid drum section holding it togther. Even with all this going for it, I wasn't jumping through hoops to start it over again once the cd was finished. Ok, that may have sounded a bit harsh, but what I am trying to say is, these guys sound like so many other bands of this style that it's nothing that mind blowing. The talent is there no doubt, just not the originality. This is not entirely their fault, as we all well know it's damn hard to stand out amongst the competition with the music world flooded with new bands everyday. There are a few negatives to the production as I thought her voice could have come up a bit in the mix. The guitars sounded a bit muddy in places (due to tuning down so low) and again, every other metal band does this as of late. Still, It's definitely not a bad album at all. If your new to this style of music it's as good a place to start as any.

- Craig Harvey

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