|This second effort from Sadness gained a lot of power and heaviness but, it's sad to say, lost also a lot of its originality and its emotionality. The atmosphere is still dark and mysterious but unfortunately, the songs are too straightforward and not varied enough to keep one's attention alive during the whole work. The guitar riffing is uninspired, like the lyrics, the female vocals, the screams and the general atmosphere of the songs. Also the emotional power of the first album of this band seems to be completely lost.|
Listening to 'Danteferno' doesn't evoke any emotions at all, it feels like trainspotting: you watch the songs pass by and you don't even care… the only song that seems to stand out at first, is 'Aphrodite's Thorns', featuring very special female vocals, but after a while, those vocals also start to work on my nerves, because the song is simply too long and the singing becomes very boring and irritating.
In short: if you want to check out this band, check out their excellent debut album 'Ames de Marbre' and avoid listening to this album as the plague if you haven't listened to their debut album first, as it might prejudice you against that first album.
2. The Mark of the Eldest Son
5. Below the Shadows
7. Aphrodite's Thorns
Duration : Approx. 42 minutes.
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