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Crowhead - Frozen (6/10) - Norway - 2003

Genre: Gothic Metal
Label: My Kingdom Music
Playing time: 56:58
Band homepage: Crowhead

Tracklist:

  1. My Angel
  2. Mad Man
  3. Eternity (Drums Of Death)
  4. Intro
  5. Fire Eye (Kill You)
  6. Love Letter
  7. Frozen (2002)
  8. My Angel (Signal Krem Remix)
  9. The Soul Is In The Dark Side pt.1
  10. The Soul Is In The Dark Side pt.2
  11. Outro
Crowhead - Frozen
This album really aggravated me to listen to. I'm not a fan of 80's Gothic music with all the electronic samples and sounds. CROWHEAD here try and incorporate far too much of that into their music and it is truly evident that it works for the bad and not the good when you compare the two versions of "My Angel" on this album. The opening track, the already mentioned "My Angel" is simply an outstanding track with great catchy riffs, simple drums and beautiful vocals that strangely remind of those of Brett Anderson from SUEDE that rather strange Rock group from the UK. The remix of this track however is simply awful and a total massacre of the original version.

This album the longer it went on the more it annoyed and upset me. It started out with more Metal and less samples and the scales tipped more and more as you listen. This may please some but certainly not me as I have already stated I do not enjoy bands like SISTERS OF MERCY and other 80's gothic wank bands.

Where there is Metal this album is extremely dark, often depressing, beautiful and melancholic with great vocals and musicianship. This however is only half the story as for me too much of the Industrial and Gothic samples ruin what could have been an amazing album.

The CD is available at www.mykingdommusic.net for 13 Euro (plus shipping), if you send an order email to info@mykingdommusic.net, stating "Order from The Metal Observer reader" in the subject, you will get this CD for 10 Euro (plus shipping)! (Online February 10, 2003)

Niall Kennedy



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