Label: GUN Records - 74321 96178 2,Supersonic Records - 74321 96178 2,BMG Berlin Musik - 74321 96178 2 • Format: CD Album, Copy Protected, Reissue, Repress • Country: Germany • Genre: Rock • Style: Goth Rock, Heavy Metal
First, the band had clearly reached the end of its original direction's tether with 's Draconian Timeswhich, despite its success with fans and solid songs, was little more than a retread of the band's previous album, and arguably career-apex, Icon. Second, while their subsequent sonic experiments have often resembled nothing more than a slightly heavier version of Depeche Mode complete with singer Nick Holmes adopting a very David Gahan-esquedeadened baritonethe band has proved remarkably resilient in pursuing and defending their chosen career course, of which 's Symbol of Life is amazingly the fourth installment.
And like the first, 's transitional One SecondSymbol of Life may prove the most palatable to the band's disapproving hardcore metal fan contingent. Album highlights such as "Erased," "Perfect Mask," and Pray Nightfall - Paradise Lost - Symbol Of Life single "Mistify" present very adventurous and mostly satisfying contrasts between the very heavy, minor-chord guitar riffs of old and the newfangled electronic elements of recent years.
Conversely, songs treading the dreaded middle ground "Pray Believe In Me (Radio Edit) - Lenny Kravitz - Believe In Me "Self-Obsessed" are as irritatingly average and revealing of the group's pop limitations as ever, the tribal drumming heard on the title track proving especially painful.
Yet, for the aforementioned metal fan base, the final insult is saved for last, by way of a tepid cover of Bronski Beat 's "Small Town Boy. And sadly, forgiveness for Pray Nightfall - Paradise Lost - Symbol Of Life sort of commercialization is hard to come by within the metal world, so for those of you who feel that way about the modern Paradise LostSymbol of Life will not change your minds.
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