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3.69 | 43 ratings

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4 stars 'Inferno' was a great surprise for Lacrimosa fans, and for myself, as well. It introduced many more elements into Lacrimosa's music. First, there's a new band member. Anne Nurmi joined Tilo Wolff and does female vocals and keyboards. Second, theres an orchestra. Thirdly, there's now an actual drummer. 'Inferno' is definitely not as personal or dark as the first three albums. There is a heavy emphasis on electric guitars, with the orchestra mainly taking the back. Tilo's voice is probably the best it ever was on this record, deep, operatic and mournful. Anne is a wonderful addition to the band, adding female vocals to a number of tracks and even writing one song. (No Blind Eyes Can See). There are even some hints of prog-rock on some tracks, if you look hard enough. The guitars are mostly atmospheric, but there are a few solos visible on a few tracks. The one thing that disappointed me about this album was the lack of piano, which is only noticeable on "Vermachtnis Der Sonne". Also, the song 'Copycat' feels incredibly out of place with the rest of the album, because it is mainly an all-out rocker. It feels a little outjoint with the lush symphonic arrangements of the other tracks. I highly recommend 'Inferno' because it is an album of incredible beauty and depth, which will please many fans of many different genres.
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