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Lost In Tears - To No Avail (8/10) - Finland - 2005

Genre: Gothic Metal
Label: Locomotive Music
Playing time: 47:50
Band homepage: Lost In Tears


  1. On The Way >mp3
  2. Break Me Down >mp3
  3. Metamorphosis
  4. Betrayed
  5. Loss
  6. Assurance
  7. She Died
  8. Nothing More Nothing Less
  9. Shooting Star >mp3
  10. Felicity
  11. Summer Rain
Lost In Tears - To No Avail

After a longer time out I got myself a Gothic Metal album again. OK, LOST IN TEARS do not really bring us sensational or even original material, but what they do is very pleasant sounding. The song structures are shot into the listening centre with simple, but effective means, where they really stick, rocking out quite nicely. H.I.M.-like embarrassments are thankfully left out, even though they do have a certain Pop factor, but rather in the direction of HAVAYOTH and their criminally underrated debut.


The highly addictive guitar melodies are most fascinating, which I have not heard in this form since STILL PATIENTís "Salamand" CD. Just brilliant, I love it! The singer sounds a bit like Glenn Danzig light, but has true conviction and here and there adds some growls. Plus a production that is as fat as my ass, what else do you want? Female vocals? Forget it! This is not one of those albums, where you light candles and sip on some red wine, no, here you put on the flash light and empty the whole bottle! A band with future. (Online September 20, 2005)

Falk Kollmannsperger

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