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Pray

Germany Country of Origin: Germany

Pray

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Type: Full-Length
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Death, Gothic, Industrial
1. When Darkness Falls
2. Left The Ground
3. Alone
4. Pray
5. Sleeping Solution
6. Just Words
7. Burning Bridges
8. Have You Ever
9. Remember
10. Say Goodbye

Review by JD on December 21, 2008.

I am not normally into Goth Metal or Goth Rock scene... but I always am up to giving any heavy album at least a listen. Now with a band that I had only heard about in passing over the years now being placed in my disk player... I am glad that I have that chance to give a real listen to.

I was struck with how good this Germany’s Crematory is, to the point of actually being able to say that I was thoroughly blown away. They are as heavy as any metal band on the planet can be, fuelled with the right amounts of darkness and light as they create a atmosphere that is very hard to ignore. Contrasting rough/clean vocalists seem to weave through the gloom that the music pulls out. Despair and loathing mix freely through the whole album topped of with a overall feeling of melancholy that is accented by a almost overwhelming darkened anger that boosts things.

Songs like the inspiring‘ Pray’ and the lyrically impressive ‘Sleeping Solutions’ are just two prime examples of a band that is so good at creating their own world through their lyrics and music... sucking you deep into their twisted fantasy world until you are actually become a part of it all. You almost see the world they created, but you seriously do feel it.

Even if you are not into the whole ‘Goth’ thing... I suggest to give a listen to this album, in all seriousness. You will be as impressed as I was as you let yourself drift into a netherworld of musical sights and sounds that are like bedtime stories for demons. Metalheads and Goth’s alike... buy this album!!!


Categorical Rating Breakdown

Musicianship: 9
Atmosphere: 10
Production: 8
Originality: 9
Overall: 9

Rating: 9 out of 10