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FOREVER AUTUMN

Lake Of Tears

 

Progressive Metal

3.90 | 29 ratings

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The Crow
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5 stars It's a big surprise to find this band here!

Lake of Tears are my favourite gothic band since years, just because they are not the usual gothic band... But the surprise is that they are not progressive! They started like a curious gothic-death metal band, with a very dinstinctive sound, taking some 70's elements in the using of keyboards and some soft melodies. But after two worthy albums, they changed their style almost radically to follow an even better direction. They were still gothic, but the death metal elements and the raw guitars where gone in "A Crimson Cosmos", replacing them by a great using of keyboards and Pink Floyd influences, creating two of the best gothic metal albums of all time, the named "A Crimson Cosmos", and their best release to date, "Forever Autumn".

So "Forever Autumn" is just that, a gothic metal album with a ot of 70's influences, great lyrics, and 9 excellent tracks. You will not find progressive here, because this band is not progressive... There are a lot of metal bands wich are more progressive than Lake of Tears, like Amorphis, and they are not here. And of course, they are not the kind of progressive gothic metal you can expect if you enjoy bands like Green Carnation or Lacrimosa. They are truly progressive bands... Lake of Tears aren't, although I like them more than any other gohtic metal band I've heard.

Best tracks: So Fell Autumn Rain (a trademark Lake of Tears song...), Forever Autumn (marvellous acoustic song...), The Homecoming (another acoustic masterpice, with wonderful lyrics...), Come Night I Reign (another impressive 70's influences gothic milestone...) and To Blossom Blue (a perfect ending, for a perfect album...).

Conclusion: I really don't know why this band is here, because they are not prog... There are a lot bands out there, like Amorhpis, wich deserve to be here a thousand times before Lake of Tears. Nevertheless, I'll comment their albums, because I really love them. And I think "Forever Autumn" is their masterpiece. Following the style of the previous "A Crimson Cosmos", but with an extra dosis of melancholy and acoustic passages, Lake of Tears made the most beautiful gothic metal album I've heard. Strongly recommended for evevryone who enjoys good music, but avoid it if you are searching prog, because you'll hardly find here.

My rating: *****

The Crow | 5/5 |

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