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3 stars This is Paatos' follow up of their unique debut and it's actually a bit dissapointing.

Let me start up by saying that they made a nice mellow album with a really great relaxing atmosphere, but sometimes it gets a bit too relaxing and one kind of drifts away and not in a good way. It's more enjoyable for late night listening. Pertonella Nettermalm is the star in this album, although the band are the ones that made the soft mellodic feel to the album (specially the guitar player) they also get the credit. She shines all the way with her beautiful voice and I find her better sounding than in their debut. She never raises her voice and its a good thing because the album is soft and nice. The songs are really pleasant and the only ones that sound a bit more energetic are Gasoline, Happiness and Won't be coming back and they still keep the flow of the album going never sounding out of place.

One of the drawback of this album is that its sometimes too pop oriented. There are songs that you can even relate to, say, Evanesence, so it won't be for everyone. Also, I got a bit dissapointed because this was my first Paatos album, but when I heard their debut you can clearly see the took one step backwards. Their debut sounded more complet because it had a bit of everything (not just melodic and sad tunes like in this album). After repeated listenings it also looses its charm and thats really sad because it's very decent album.

Anyone interested in the music of Paatos should get their debut album. It sounds more balanced than this one, but if what you're looking for is a relaxing and mellow album then go ahead and get this one. If you like Kallocain then I recommend you go and check out the band BLACKFIELD wich is also in the vibe as Paatos on this album.

chamberry | 3/5 |


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