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Girls Under Glass - Equilibrium (7/10) - Germany - 1999

Genre: Gothic Metal
Label: Hall Of Sermon
Playing time: 47:43
Band homepage: Girls Under Glass

Tracklist:

  1. Roses Of Death
  2. Is This The Place
  3. New World Order
  4. Protean Dreams
  5. Wings
  6. Love Is
  7. Future Assault
  8. It's You
  9. Desire Lasts Forever
Girls Under Glass - Equilibrium
GIRLS UNDER GLASS, that's a pretty uncommon name, as a matter of fact, I can't imagine a single reason why anybody would name their band GIRLS UNDER GLASS, if anybody knows why, please feel free to send me an e-mail telling me why. It is eating me alive. Anyway apart from an unusual name, what does this band offer us? Gothic Rock with electronic influences, nothing less, nothing more. The vocals are handled by a pretty effective duet.

I've have to be honest with all of you, at first I didn't like this, it is like…too soft, too mellow and most of the times I was in the mood for something harder, as a matter of fact, this review took me like 2 weeks to write, because I didn't have anything to say about this one and someone told me once "If you don't have anything good to say about something, don't say anything", well, enough of worthless rant, because now I have something to say.

Mellow as it is, I really liked 2 songs and by that it doesn't mean that the rest of the songs suck, well some do. Anyway, "Is This The Place" was a instant hit when I heard it, really good song, catchy chorus and great female/male duet. "Assault The Future" is another great song, actually I think it is the hardest song in the entire CD and it has a totally memorable keyboard line.

I don't mind electronic sounds and that type of stuff in music, but I know some people do, so, if you're one of those, stay away from this one, it has a lot of electronic sounds and sampling. But if you like mellow Gothic Rock, with influences of early 80's Gothic Bands, try this one, I'll stick to my typical bad-ass Metal bands. (Online December 3, 2003)

Enrique Congrains



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