on 5 February 2006
Ronny and the gang are back in the saddle again and I dare say that this is the best Xymox album ever. I'm not discounting their first album (self-titled) for 4ad and I'm in no way pushing aside their last release (and it was the last) release for Pandaimonium Record's, Hidden Faces, but this album takes the atmospheric sound found on their first release and gives it a 90s feel similar to select tracks from Hidden Faces. The outcome is just unbelievably awesome. Ronny's main vocal is deeper here than on their last release and it will come as a surprise to those familiar with his usual sound. I've read some reviews recently that even compare his new vocal style with that of Andrew Eldritch. I won't go that far, but I will say that it came as a suprise, albeit a pleasant surprise. Overall, Xymox fans will find this release to have a more consistent style/sound than the previous albums ( which I truly appreciate as well). All gothic music fans are lost without this release. 'Nuff said.