In a store I would have stumbled past “End Isolation”, the debut album by [SOON], as the cover artwork and the band logo look very unspectacular. But it would have been a shame not to pay attention to this CD, it is hard to believe that this band hails from Germany and this is only their debut. The quite young band sounds like old veterans.
OK, their Gothic Rock (it would be a lie to call it Metal) is not truly original, but very entertaining. With singer Eric the band has a big plus in the line-up, as he has such a flattering voice, which will cause wet panties with many teenies. Who automatically thinks of HIM is not that far off and the Hamburgers have melodies that will stick to your brain right away and will stay there. Another parallel to the Finns.
Some Industrial sounds in the guitars are not my thing at all, but when the guys rock out as on “Wounds“, everything is in sync. I would only ask for some more variety between the songs, as things sound a little uniform towards the end. Melancholy is a really good element, but too much of a good thing is not good either.
OK, folks, Rock a little more in the future instead of frowning and I think that this band has the potential to get really big. They have the potential. Who likes the first, really cool albums of HIM and also has a weakness for English Dark Wave stuff from the 80s and some modern sounds has to get this band.
(Online April 11, 2007)