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Fairytale Abuse: Perversions of Angel VI

Fairytale Abuse: Perversions of Angel VI

Melodic Death/Black Metal
Rating: 1.5/5.0

I should know better rather than waste my time. Sure, I read the brief blurb in the promo material which cleverly described Fairytale Abuse as a 'melodic black horror metal band.' Additionally, 'Perversions Of Angel VI' is defined as 'innovative,' 'atmospheric,' and a 'concept' album. More extravagent words are used to display this band as the next great thing in melodic death/black metal. I should have stopped there and never put the disc in the CD player. But mesmerized by marketing mojo, I listened to Fairytake Abuse's 'Perversions Of Angel VI,' and, frankly, there is nothing new under the melodic death metal sun in this album.

Rather than a heavy metal twin guitar attack, Fairytale Abuse features a twin dirty/death vocal attack. In this case, twice as much is not better. Twice as much is horrible. The death vocals simply and completely destroy this work of melodic metal. Honestly, the music is pretty darn good: a good mixture of symphonic keys, heavy riffs, some reasonable fret work within some interesting, when not deriative, arrangements. Dimmu Borgir these guys are not, but they can hold their own instrumentally with the big boys.

Truthfully, I could not make it through more than four songs of Fairytale Abuse's 'Perversions Of Angel VI.' The twin death vocals only made me cringe like when you hear fingernails crossing a blackboard. Obviously, Fairytale Abuse does not realize how well their name describes how their death/dirty vocals destroy their music: abusive, and wholly unnecessary.
  - Craig Hartranft

In Short

Truthfully, I could not make it through more than four songs of Fairytale Abuse's 'Perversions Of Angel VI.' The twin death vocals only made me cringe like when you hear fingernails crossing a blackboard. Obviously, Fairytale Abuse does not realize how well their name describes how their death/dirty vocals destroy their music: abusive, and wholly unnecessary.

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