TOMORROW’S RAIN – HOLLOW – ART OF PROPAGANDA
It is important to stress that the rating of 40/100 is as objective as possible, but it is understood that this review is written from the perspective of a metal fan. For Tomorrow’s Rain is atmospheric and gothic with a touch of funeral and funereal doom. The whispered segments, female vocals, synthesizers, acoustic passages and morbid vibes are of tangential interest to a fan of metal. Still, there are heavy guitars, deep growls and the band has achieved a very clear production.
There is a good touch of Paradise Lost on opener Trees and Misery Rain. The opening track, which owes more to the soundtrack of Blade Runner than to heavy metal, has a thematic intro and outro. Fear has many poppy elements. In The Corner Of A Dead End Street and The Weeping Song feature minor lead guitars. The deep vocals are impressive. Listen to Hollow. It is a pity that the band is so gothic and dreamy. The aforementioned The Weeping Song reminds one of Avatarium and, despite a weak start, may be the best track here. Not coincidentally it is a Nick Cave cover. The acoustic version of Fear sung presumably in Hebrew is jarring and proves the language should not be used in art. It sounds Klingon.
Fans of My Dying Bride, Edellom, Bauhaus, Atrocity or Moonspell may find something here. Serious metal fans keep clear. – Ali “The Metallian