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Murder of My Sweet: Bye Bye Lullaby
Murder of My Sweet - Bye Bye Lullaby Review

Murder of My Sweet: Bye Bye Lullaby

Symphonic Hard Rock/Metal
3.5/5.0

Considering the the ongoing proliferation of female-fronted, symphonic rock or metal, bands finding something new to say becomes increasingly difficult. It's like being Elizabeth Taylor's latest husband on wedding night: it's all been said and done before.

Murder of My Sweet Band Photo

Murder of My Sweet: seeing red.

(The) Murder of My Sweet's second effort, Bye Bye Lullaby, varies little from the genre and their path of symphonic rock established on Divanity. The arrangements are lush with Angelica Rylin's strong soaring vocals floating over dynamic synth layers, big percussion, and rather minimalist guitar leads. There's enough rock groove and crafty choruses to be catchy and accessible. This is quite noticeable on Kind of Lousy, Idolize, and the best track, I Dare You. Perhaps the most chilling, goose bump-raising song is the anthem, Meant to Last Forever, where Rylin's vocals simply rule the day.

Otherwise, Murder of My Sweet's Bye Bye Lullaby fits easily in the same realm as anything from Delain, Xandria, or Voices of Destiny, by example. If you like the whole female-fronted symphonic thing, you'll dig this. Recommended.






In Short

Murder of My Sweet's Bye Bye Lullaby fits easily in the same realm as anything from Delain, Xandria, or Voices of Destiny, by example. If you like the whole female-fronted symphonic thing, you'll dig this.

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