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“Crimson Passion Cry”
(Female Symphonic Rock)
Label: Sting Music (South Africa) / Ravenheart Music
The duo CRIMSON CHRYSALIS comes from South Africa and consists of the collaboration between singer and musician Renê van den Berg and the poet Esther Slabert.
The twosome staged together with Ruan du Preez – Guitar; Rossouw Coetzee – Bass, and Steven Bosman – Drums, Percussion arranged a bombastic, symphonic rock sound, which moves in the intersection between classics such as Meat Loaf or modern versions a la Within Temptation. The dramatic focus of the individual songs and the overall picture of the cosmos of sound could go musical or are designated by the inflow of orchestral structures in compounds with traditional rock as a rock opera and toward tragedy.
The opener “Angels and Demons” is a supported of epic song full orchestral Instrumentiereng. Female and male vocals cuddle with seductive warmth and the driving sound creations. Singer Rene reminds her timbre, even the slightly angedunkelten singing to Pat Benatar. Much worn, the tragic “Deo Volente” staged.Here the atmosphere is presented by a romantic sound spectrum. Where was still just bombast, the string arrangements operate here with soulful tear between the strings. The song gets an even more passionate tone that can only escape the sadness discreet. “Moth around a Flame” is about and not escape their desire. In keeping with the theme background music here is subtle and controlled by a bittersweet melody.
“Blood Diamond” has in his melancholy elegance of a facet of the Ethereal Waves and Rene manages to carry forward the sad text perfectly. This is about war and death and suffering at the end of the left behind the women and children particularly below. Unfortunately, a topic that is always up to date in Africa. “Fuck off and Die” is again brisk and the strings play is refreshing in the foreground. The chorus offers a furious side and Rene vibrate their vocal cords with a harsh undertone, which is a little reminiscent of Bonnie Tyler.
Conclusion: The band poised sent between bombastic arrangements, punchy sound structures and ballad quiet moments, the romantic facets give musically soulful. The lyrical side undermined the delicate harmonies with eloquent style of speech and essay papers. Although it is quite scratched in the nested easy melodies depending on the soft singing at times kitsch and pop choruses including hooks are presented all too catchy, but it remains a challenging and self-contained musical epic in the overall result.(Andreas)