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Though lyrically dark and occasionally morose, it has much in the way of melody and optimism.

In my time at Fireworks I've come across many genre hybrids, but this is my first dalliance with Goth Country Rock. Swiss quartet Kissin' Black's debut album is predominantly acoustic-based (though not ballads) Country style music, while the Goth influence comes from the frequently dark, twisted lyrical content and singer Guiseppe Mastrogiacomo's voice having a certain likeness to HIM's Ville Valo and Type O Negative's Peter Steele. There is also, a slightly pretentious Art Rock character that occasionally bubbles to the surface throughout the album, in the song titles and the two spoken word intros scattered throughout; highly unusual, but not un-listenable.

'Blues: Unpardonable' gets things off to a fairly lively start – though just acoustic guitar it still Rocks hard. The more commercial likes of 'Borderline', 'Marrakech' and 'How It Ends' demonstrate KB's ability to meld dark lyrical content with uplifting melodies. 'Sex Is A Drug' introduces a more Rockabilly feel, while 'Ella-Marline', 'Can't Stand It Anymore', 'Heart Over Head' and 'Goth: Has No Name' show more of the atmospheric side to their sound. 'More Than Life' is the album's solitary sparse, dark ballad and highly enjoyable is their lengthy take on the W.A.S.P. classic 'Wild Child', wisely the first single and video to be lifted from the release.

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Definitely something you're unlikely to have heard before, with such an unusual style it's difficult to see exactly where Kissin' Black's predominant target audience lies; I myself have very broad musical tastes, but I can't see your average Keith Urban fan getting too worked up about this, whereas a HIM fan may question the Country-ish nature of the music. However, the W.A.S.P. cover hints at a willingness to be adopted by the Metal fraternity. Fact is, though lyrically dark and occasionally morose, it has much in the way of melody and optimism, so though I'd definitely recommend you try before you buy, try it you certainly should.

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