Fireworks

CD Reviews

Dead By April - 'Let The World Know' http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/26/04/0a/dead-by-april-let-the-world-know-32-1396980250.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     April 08, 2014    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
2595   1   1   0   0   0

Artist

Label

Should be top of your shopping list.

A Gothenburg based quintet put together back in early 2007 by Nightrage singer Jimmie Strimell and former Cipher System guitarist Pontus Hjelm, Dead By April have always been one of those bands whom, whilst on my radar, have never really registered that much in terms of impact. However, in the wake of the mighty Amaranthe – I never really took to Melodic Metal bands who made liberal use of Death Metal vocals seriously until then – my horizons have broadened somewhat and I'm now starting to look at them with a much more objectively critical eye.

Not the most stable of bands, their line-up has seen a steady stream of members come and go over the past few years – indeed, Strimell himself left about a year ago. That said, their musical output has always remained steadily consistent (thanks in no small part to main songwriter Hjelm), and if the idea of a more romantically gothicised version of Amaranthe floats your particular boat, then DBA's upcoming third album 'Let The World Know' is definitely an appropriate place to start.
Taking over from Strimell is Christoffer Andersson (What Tomorrow Brings), his guttural growls and screams offering a stark contrast to the clean, gothically infused vocal style of Zandro Santiago. Described by various sources as Melodic Metal with a mix of Metalcore, Nu Metal and Melodic Death Metal, DBA remain tantalisingly vague when it comes to being pigeonholed, their often brutal riffs and hell spawn growls seemingly diametrically opposed to the lush keyboard orchestration and rich melodies ... yet somehow it works!

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


Kicking off with a plaintive piano refrain, album opener 'Beautiful Nightmare' quickly morphs into something far more malevolent, yet the hauntingly beautiful chorus indicates a much higher intelligence at work – kind of like the aforementioned Amaranthe. And, having been totally hooked by the ethereal gravitas of their opening salvo, it became inevitable that capitulation to the charms of 'Abnormal', 'Done With Broken Hearts' and 'Peace Of Mind' would be both swift and absolute.

Don't let the ghoulish spectre of Death Metal put you off because Dead By April are very far removed from the likes of Carcass and Obituary ... as I said earlier, if you like Amaranthe for reasons other than the aesthetic charms of Elize Ryd (although to paraphrase the divorce sketch from 'Not The Nine O'Clock News', that's a pretty good reason!), 'Let The World Know' should be top of your shopping list!

Dave Cockett

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  August 2019  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
     1  2  3  4
  5  6  7  8  91011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 2 weeks, 5 days ago
  • SeaDog57 : Thanks Berny got it
  • Berny : @SeaDog57: Not sure why the password disappeared, but it's back. Pls. download your copy from the usual place (i.e. Fireworks - > Bonus CD 87 on the TOP menu). Have fun! :)
  • SeaDog57 : Berny looking for the link and password to Issue 87 free music
  • Berny : @yvesrock: Apologies for the troubles. I've just sent you an email.
  • yvesrock : Hi,I ordered the 11th june the new Fireworks' magazine (issue 87) and I didn't receive it. Can you see if you sent it ? Best wishes Yves
  • yvesrock : Hi,
  • Berny : @Gazza2005: Please accept my apologies for the delay in processing your order. You should have received a confirmation mail by now. We are really trying our best to fix the payment issue as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience! PS: It seems as if you sent the payment twice, we sent you a refund.
  • Gazza2005 : I have bought issue 80 and I still ha e not had confirmation of my download. Please could this be sorted out
  • Gazza2005 : Hello. Can someone direct me to my download please
  • Gazza2005 : Can someone help please
  • Gazza2005 : It’s Fireworks 80
  • Gazza2005 : Just paid for my online version / download but I keep getting failure message. All paid for so what is going on
  • Berny : Sorted! Thanks for your patience, enjoy the magazine! :)
  • HenningHallq : Hey guys! I purchased FIREWORKS #87 yesterday and paid by my paypal, but there is still no download link on my account. Can you help me with this? Thanks a lot!
  • Siodmak : Really thanks !!!!
  • Berny : @Siodmak: Pls. do not worry about the error message, we currently have to process orders manually because of a n issue with our payment system. I do not want to bore you with technical details, but the redirection from PayPal to our shop does not work as it should, that's why your purchase is not assigned automatically. We are working on it! Sorry for the troubles & thanks for your understanding. We hope you like the new issue of Fireworks! :)
  • Siodmak : Hello guys : - ) same problem as with previous number: just purchased Fireworks Mag. 87, and this is the message: "We are sorry, but it looks like your transaction failed". I've paid it with paypol. Thanks for your help!!
  • Berny : @Raphone @colorvine: You should have received your download instructions by now, if you haven't, pls. send a mail to «email» - Sorry for the troubles!
  • colorvine : Hello! Purchased FIREWORKS #87 yeasterday and paid by my paypal, but there is still no download link on my account.Can you help? Thanks
  • Raphone : Hello! Purchased FIREWORKS #87 yeasterday and paid by my paypal, but there is still no download link on my account.Can you help? Thanks
  • Berny : Fireworks Magazine #87 is out now!
  • SeaDog57 : Thanks again Berny
  • Berny : Hi SeaDog57: Apologies!Password can be found in the forum, link was (again) added to the "Fireworks" menu.
  • SeaDog57 : Berny; need a download link for #86 and the pg number for the Code
  • Berny : @Siodmark: Pls. check your mail! Apologies for the troubles, we hope you enjoy the magazine! :)
  • Siodmak : Hello guys! Purchased FIREWORKS #86 and paid by my paypal, but there is no download link on my account. Can you please help me? tnks ; - )
  • Hombre 444 : Got mine reading it now,best Rock Mag out on Market by far.
  • Berny : Fireworks #86 is out now!
  • Johns Band : Happy New year Everyone. Will the music film return.
  • Rocktopia Te : The Rocktopia Team would like to wish you a Merry Christmas! :)

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site