Female fronted band Lullacry
has released their forth album with the appropriate name, “Vol. 4.”
For those unfamiliar with them, you can say they have a heavy goth-rock
sound reminiscent of HIM, or a little bit of Sentenced… especially
in the rhythms. While most of the music has energy and even can rock out
at times (during certain choruses), they can also be a little bland as well.
There’s something missing according to my ear. Maybe they need more
atmosphere? Or not be afraid of the heavier side of their music. You would
probably think being a goth influenced band that their music would be dark
throughout the album. But they can get kind of cheery and poppy at times.
Not what you would expect if you don’t know the band. If you check
out the chorus of “Perfect Tonight” you will see what I mean.
The only other negative thing to mention is that Tanja hits a few whiney
notes, but she also can sound similar to Liv Kristine’s voice. So
I guess you can say that balances out. One of the best tracks on the disc
is, track 3, which was previously released on their 2004 EP of the same
name “Fire Within.” Decent tunes, but more rock/pop oriented
than I thought they would be. Still not a bad disc, but metalheads beware.
Reviewed By: Jeffrey D. Adkins