Lullacry - _Be My God_
(Century Media, 2001)
by: Quentin Kalis (6 out of 10)
Female fronted Finnish band Lullacry perform what they call "heavy rock", which I guess is an apt enough description. As can be expected from a female fronted band, the music is not that aggressive, tending to focus more on emotions and atmospheres than on violence and brutality. Despite the slight gothic flavour, this is a very commercial sounding album and it will not appeal to everyone. The vocalist, Tanya, displays considerable variety in her vocal duties -- from loud, shouty vocals to softer, more ethereal singing. And in case you're wondering, there are absolutely no death metal style growls! While I can appreciate the merits of this release and it will undoubtedly have its fans, this album its just too commercial sounding for this reviewer. If the guitar was just slightly less heavy (or maybe not), it wouldn't take a great stretch of imagination to picture this album riding the charts.

[Paul Schwarz: "_BMG_ is an excess waste gas of the Scandinavian metal scene -- one even more toxic than the boringretrotruemetal and excessivelymelodicnon-deathmetal emissions of past years. With boring riffs and idiotic lyrical phrasings stolen from the same pub/bar band as Gandalf, Lullacry attempt to come up smelling like roses by having a female singer -- and with the aid of good production make a pop-rock album that attempts to feign possession of credibility. Yay for progress!"]

(article published 14/1/2002)

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