This is a zine dedicated to Symphonic and gothic metal

REVIEW OF THE ALBUM OF TEARLESS – ” STEP INTO DARKNESS”

TRACKLIST:

1. Deathwish
2. Room of Broken Mirrors    
3. Fallen We Are
4. Step into Darkness    
5. Dreams of You
6. Inside Your Raven Eyes
7. Masquerade    
8. As She Leaves Me All Alone
9. World of Shadows    
10. Heart of December

Lets see track by track the review of the album:

1. Deathwish:

The song opens with dark growls, backing pounding drums and guitar riffs.The sweet sweet female voice enter to make  a great balance with the gutteral grunts. The guitar solo after is very characteristic according the voices,

RUNNING TIME: 4.14

RATING : 9.50

2. Room of Broken Mirrors:

Gently piano opens the track but soon starts a storm of wild guitars and drums.The growls follow the rythm and again the female voice in the middle complete the song.

RUNNING TIME: 4.25

RATING : 9.50

3. Fallen We Are:

Pounding drums and wild growls start the piece.Ivana with her melodic voice enter but again the song filled with dark male voice and perfect guitar solo.The voices alternate like all the songs,

RUNNING TIME: 4.50

RATING : 9.60

4. Step into Darkness:

Beginning with great keyboard work and some guitar solos come into join the female vocals with backing growls.Thumping drums and riffing guitars follow before the track explodes with male growls.Zlatko knows very well the rules to end the song with his guitar great solo.

RUNNING TIME: 4.21

RATING : 9.70

5. Dreams of You:

And now the hit of the album,one epic song with so much emotional lyrics and music.This song speaks in my heart from the first time when I listened to and I putted it in my special songs all over.I dont have words to describe,this song simple has a perfect melody with specials clean male vocal and beautiful female voice.Also the dark whispering  of Zlatko is a dramatic scream.A diamond track rating with 10 plus!!

RUNNING TIME: 4.45

RATING : 10 PLUS

6. Inside Your Raven Eyes:

The doom gothic dark sound characterize this track.Also one of the best songs of the album.One very good composition that does not have to envy anything from big names  of our genre.

RUNNING TIME: 5.27

RATING : 9.90

7. Masquerade:

Strong drums and gutteral male growls open the song in accompanied with female voice.Great guitar solos.A very powerful number with many gothic doom elements.

RUNNING TIME: 5.09

RATING : 9.80

8. As She Leaves Me All Alone:

Opening with loudly  soothing piano before the guitars and the drums join in.The deep dark growls work perfectly. In this song we have the opportunity to hear the female voice with operatic range under of excellent guitar solos. The melodic piano calm in the end the song.

RUNNING TIME: 4.39

RATING : 9.80

9. World of Shadows :

Slow melodic arrangement starts the song with the sweet female voice and enters the dark grows behind her vocals.Again and this song the guitar solo is very good.

RUNNING TIME: 5.00

RATING : 9.75

10. Heart of December:

The last songs of this album we have one more excellent piece, a sad but also power ballad.The female voice works very well with backing growls and all the members of the band play quite simply and perfectly.

RUNNING TIME: 4.31

RATING : 9.80

Finally we have a very good gothic dark album and highly recommended listening..Go and get yourself a copy and you will not regret for this choice

RATING : 9.74

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