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Album Review

Symphonic metal with prominent pianos and a glamorous female singer — that would be an unwieldy name for a genre but after enough years of bands that clearly wore their copies of early Gathering CDs into the ground, still appropriate. Thus the sophomore effort by Delain, which has all the flair one would expect for a band that might be the new Evanescence or the new Birthday Massacre or its own self. Or something else again, but the elements on April Rain won't surprise many — Charlotte Wessels' sweet, soaring vocals; the chunky but polished rampage of the band; the half-AOR, half-snarled thrash; plus, of course, orchestrations galore, as "Stay Forever" delivers from the start. It's an album to enjoy for its ability for the obvious — for newcomers it might be less so, of course, so it's a chance to enjoy the big pomp and Euro-metal guitars in their own right. Everything does seem like it should be soundtracking the latest Underworld movie, no bad thing necessarily. [This edition includes the bonus track "Come Closer."]


Formed: 2001 in California

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Forced from his position as keyboardist for Dutch goth rock luminaries Within Temptation due to chronic illness in 2001, Martijn Westerholt worked to get himself back to match fitness, and over the course of the next few years began to write music. Bringing together some of the more well-known musicians in the genre (including Marko Hietala, Jan Yrlund, and Liv Kristine) as well as lead vocalist Charlotte Wessels of To Elysium, Westerholt was able to realize a new musical project,...
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April Rain - Single, Delain
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  • 1,98 €
  • Genres: Rock, Music, Metal
  • Released: 09 February 2009

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