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RELEASED ON 2/13/2007
Fountain Of Tears
posted on 7/2007 By:
Instead of traditional Gothic metal, I was hoping for something more along the lines of Aghora since Fountain Of Tears contains members of Sacrament and the recently resuscitated Believer. No such luck. However, Fate is a decent offering that will please casual fans of similar female-fronted units, even though it’s a safe, pedestrian listen on the whole.
Naturally there’s quite a symphonic, keyboard presence, as well as a reasonable amount of guitar leads. Vonnie King is a great vocalist, but at times her vocals sound nasally, which obviously lowers their appeal. Plus, at this point she doesn’t possess the personality or vocal abilities that several of her rivals do. The former may come in time. Speaking of other shortcomings, though, it’s baffling that certain compositions such as “Corruption” and “Falling” have clunky moments when the rhythm section is as experienced as it is. “Desire” is definitely the standout among the group, featuring a riveting keyboard arrangement throughout, in addition to a beginning reminiscent of Lacuna Coil. “Ten” also has excellent piano insertions, and admirable drumming courtesy of Joey Daub (Believer), who proves consistent from song to song.
Lamentably, not much separates Fountain Of Tears from others that are also par for the course. Fate certainly has its share of high points, yet fails to rise above mediocrity overall. Thus it’s not deserving of overwhelming praise. Not bad, though, in spite of its tedious, 55-minute length.
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