Venin Noir - Rainy Days Of October review


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Band: Venin Noir
Album: Rainy Days Of October
Release date: 2002

01. Rainy Days Of October
02. Naughty Elegy
03. Damsel Of Grief
04. Desperanter
05. Reap The Grand
06. Buried Alive
07. A Deeper Gray
08. Vile Pledge

So, what's the deal with Brazilian bands and French names? First, Avec Tristesse and now, Venin Noirů
Ok, jokes aside I was really impressed when this one arrived, because the cover art is gorgeous and so is the inside of the booklet, sadly, I wasn't impressed at all with the music, not because is bad, but because I think that Venin Noir didn't accomplish what their were trying to do in this album, I mean, I think that these guys could do a LOT better, but let's discuss that in a while ok?

Venin Noir is a Gothic Doom Metal band that mainly deals with slow and calm songs and operatic Female vocals, for all of you that are thinking Nightwish, you're terribly wrong, change your thoughts to Rain Fell Within, that's more like it.

Anyway, The female vocals are nicely done, but I don't think that fits the music, slow mellow tracks with operatic female vocals sounds like a good idea, and many, many bands have tried this, but only a few have succeeded.

But of course that doesn't mean that this is a bad album, because is not, and even though it wasn't my cup of tea, it has some great songs. Like "Buried Alive" full of melody, and catchy parts, for me, the best song of the album. "A Deeper Gray" an epic and melancholic song that features some great male vocals, this song accomplishes the gloomy felling that the band wanted for this album I think.

I'm not the Metal authority around the globe I know, but I think that Venin Noir could give their music more consistency and add elements to make it more melancholic, because with the exception of those 2 songs, the rest didn't impressed me all that much.

Written by Undercraft | 07.01.2005


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