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Misery Inc. - Suicide Serenade (8/10) - Finland - 2003

Genre: Gothic Metal
Label: Self-production
Playing time: 18:26
Band homepage: Misery Inc.

Tracklist:

  1. Suicide Serenade
  2. Darkness
  3. Life Ain't Fair
  4. Follow
  5. Hated (Last Song)
Misery Inc. - Suicide Serenade
MISERY INC. come from Finland and play Gothic Metal. Sounds familiar? With all the load of new Gothic bands coming from Finland, why should I have to pay attention to this relatively new band (formed in 2001), why should I take the time to review this CD, their third demo so far? Simple my friends, talent, plain talent.

So, what does "Suicide Serenade" offer us? 5 tunes, reminiscent of SENTENCED and some PARADISE LOST too, but don't worry, the band manages to distance themselves from their obvious influences, creating a very particular sound.

The demo kicks off with "Suicide Serenade" a really powerful track, that shows the aggressive vocals of Jukkis, but wait, it only gets better! The second track, "Darkness" is a killer one! Love this one, it has a really catchy chorus! The next song, "Life Ain't Fair" is the weakest song on the CD, they have to work a little harder in the mid-paced/slow songs, although the backing vocals in this one are great. "Follow" another great song, but not so great as the CD closer, "Hated (Last Song)" this is my favorite song on the demo, starts with a nice piano and soon blasts off, accompanied by a cool guitar line.

To sum things up, if you like dark and chunky riffs, aggressive vocals and a little of SENTENCED over here and over there, get this one. I really hope that MISERY INC. gets a record contract soon, because they deserve it! Good luck guys! (Online November 1, 2003)

Enrique Congrains



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