TEARSTAINED - FINAL THOUGHTS - BARBARIAN WRATH
All disciples of eighties-styled black metal would want to own this, the third Tearstained album. Adorned with depressive photograph and artwork, the CD is a curious find. The man behind all instruments and vocals has brought together an authentic King Diamond vocal impression, cloned early Bathory music and sound, added a whiff of older Celtic Frost and convincingly assembled eight songs (and the standard 'hidden' track) to turn out an impressive emulation. Suicidal lyrics, authentic feeling and the vintage touch of the aforementioned bands give Tearstained an inspiring aura. In the shallow pool of underground bands, Tearstained is a cut above. - Ali "The Metallian"