Rating:
7.0
Rain Paint - Nihil Nisi Mors
21 May 2003


01. Forbidden Love
02. Rain Paint
03. Death Drive & Fear
04. Sleeping Beauty
05. Miss Spring
06. Raven Nevermore
07. Freezes Day
08. Loose And Over


When My Kingdom Music labeled this Cd as "Intense and emotional music" I was expecting a very slow down-tuned Gothic Metal album, instead I've got a very unusual one, I can't say I'm pleased with how this sounds, but I can't say I'm disappointed either.

I think people is running out of ideas to name bands, because the name Rain Paint is not the most creative I've heard around, anyway, here we have a very weird mixture, so, take note and I'll show you how to make a nice bowl of Rain Pain a lá Nihil Nisi Mors:

First, wash your hands, and go get the main ingredients:
2 parts of Katatonia
1 part of Opeth
A cup of My Dying Bride
A pinch of Moonspell

Mix all the elements in a bowl, and serve with a side dish of Dark Tranquillity "projector" era.

You've go a dish plenty of influences right? but Rain Paint has created a very unique and multi-layered album , that goes from Progressive, Doom and Melodic Death Metal to a bit of Gothic and New Wave.

With such a variety of sounds one may think that this album makes no sense whatsoever, I thought that with the first spin too, but slowly I began to capture the essence of this album, the moody sounds and the melancholic atmosphere.

Anyway I can only said that this was a hard album to review, when you don't really have much to say about an album, means that it doesn't impacted you as it was expected, I will recommend this one to fans of gothic and dark music. As for me, I'll stick to more conventional stuff.


 


written by Undercraft | 03.02.2004



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Jason W. - 06.08.2006 at 10:34  
This disc has some great sound quality, but other than that, I'm happy I'll never have to listen to it again. Perhaps it's the minute's worth of a baby crying on "Raven Nevermore", or the vocals that consistently seem out of tune in an unappealing way. I had some hope for this disc because it is Rapture side project in a sense, but I was utterly disappointed. I must say, that in terms of the "recipe" you describe here, I think I'd add in HIM, because the vocal style and the notes he hits so often remind me of them.

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