This album took me two or so listens to get into, but now it's one of my favorite recent discoveries. All the tracks here are danceable and very memorable. Staying true to its description on Last.FM, Nosferatu are the prototypical goth band. Jagged, swirling guitars, desolate atmospheres, and tribal drumbeats are all present and accounted for here. The vocals are also quite typical for a goth band, as they're about as close to The Sisters of Mercy as one can get. Strangely, this band may sound run-of-the-mill on paper, but they're far from it. The songwriting is perfect, and the vocals are hauntingly beautiful, best witnessed in the title track, "Rise". This is a release that never loses its shine.