Artist: CHRIMSON CHRYSALIS
Title: Crimson Passion Cry
Label: Music Sting / Wormhole Death
Genre: Symphonic softness
Article by: Michael Marinel
Probably my ears need to rest because ultimately appreciate sounds that are usually a bit ‘too soft for my taste. Or maybe some circles have started to produce better things.
Presented purely for marketing issues, such as a new reality in the field of gothic metal (in the sense of metal with a chick who sings), theCRIMSON CHRYSALIS is a band dedicated to a South African melodic rock and airy with a significant component symphony.
The style is graceful and relies entirely on the melodies and arrangements, while the songs are structured on the basis of patterns quite simple.
Nothing particularly incisive riffs, nothing rhythmics and no frontal impact. No metal in short, practically nothing really in this sense, but a decidedly more rock approach, sometimes even AOR, with references to meatloaf and LANA LANE and at the rock of the 80s.
By itself the disc would be nice, but maybe a bit ‘blunt, but gains a lot’ of points thanks to the voice of René Van Der Berg , former folk singer in Afrikaaner today that reinvents itself “angel of the night” in this the project. The voice of Van Der Berg has nothing to do with the warbling throats of “gothic metal” of the present day, it is a hot item, caressing, sometimes hoarse and elegantly sensual. In a scenario of poppute the maidens yapping Van Der Berg stands with the serene femininity of a woman in the midst of a bevy of sgallettate.
And I repeat that I am speaking of his voice!
01. Angels & Demons
02. Deo Volente
03. Moth Around A Flame
04. Blood Diamond
06. F Off And Die
07. Letters From The Edge
08. Crimson Passion Cry
09. The Virgin Death
10. Fatal Lie
11. The Dragon’s Roar
13. Moth Around A Flame (Unplugged)
14. Lost (Bonus Track)