One imagines a synthesis of Gothic Rock a la SISTERS OF MERCY/FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM, combined with riffs out of the Metal world and some key wizardry from various horror movies and the result comes near of the sound of THE VISION BLEAK. In fact, it’s not a real band, it’s a duo consisting of Allen B. Konstanz and Ulf Theodor Schwadorf. Remember the likes of EMPYRIUM or NOX MORTIS? Exactly those are the predecessor bands of THE VISION BLEAK. In any case, they deliver a decently broad mammoth sound.
The voice sounds like a demonic variation of Andrew Eldritch, to add are the symphonic orchestra parts as well as tenor voices, soprano and some thick Metal riffs. This could be described as RAMMSTEIN meets METALLICA riffing, sometimes they shamelessly utilize riffs of them... but who cares, as long as it works... It sounds really well-arranged and has indeed hit potential. Some choruses send shivers down your spine. Check out tips: “The Night Of The Living Death“ and “Deathship Symphony“. Those, who are then still not convinced, must be really wrong with this music.
The course, this deathship has taken, could really take them to the charts – but I’m a bit sceptical concerning their label. Besides the normal standard CD, there are also a Deluxe double CD with five bonus tracks and a double vinyl album available. (Online March 25, 2004)