Sorrowful Angels - Ship In Your Trip review


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Band: Sorrowful Angels
Album: Ship In Your Trip
Release date: August 2009

01. Second Life
02. Denial
03. A Long Stay
04. Ship In Your Trip
05. Laws Of Deceit
06. Red Sunrise
07. Final Win
08. Suicidal Manners
09. How To Lose A Star
10. I'm Home

Sorrowful Angels is a new and promising band emerging from the Greek metal underground community. Although they exist from 1999, their first full length release came out last year by Sleaszy Rider Records and was recently re-released by Emotion Art Records. I'm not aware of the reasons of this move, but I guess they know what they're doing.

"Ship In Your Trip" is a ten track album of dark Gothic Metal with a bitter touch of melancholy. The songwriting is quite good, with interesting melodies and generally speaking, decent production. The music is pretty much influenced by Gothic Rock bands such as "Fields of the Nephilim" and "Garden of Delight" but with a more metal attitude and sound. What I liked most on this record were the piano/keyboard parts that can be found all over the album, they remind me the sound of "Dark Tranquillity" in their Fiction album. What I did not like here, is that the whole album sounds disappointingly the same, just like they lost their inspiration somewhere in the making of the songs. Don't get me wrong, most songs are very good, but they're not really something special that you're going to remember afterwards... I hope the band can focus more on this subject on their next release.

All in all, I think it's a good album and a very decent beginning. Improvement is definitely necessary if they want to really stand a chance among this huge pile of bands playing this kind of music. Among my favourite songs here, I'd cite "Denial" and "Suicidal Manners" both of which managed to make a difference from the first play.

Rating breakdown
Performance: 8
Songwriting: 8
Originality: 6
Production: 7

Written by iaberis | 10.09.2010


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