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Theatre of Tragedy: Forever Is The World
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Theatre of Tragedy: Forever Is The World

Symphonic/Gothic/Death Metal
Rating: 4.0/5.0

Just when I thought I had my fill of symphonic, gothic, whatever metal bands which are about a dime a dozen these days, along comes progenitors of the genre Theatre of Tragedy with a fine new album, Forever Is the World. TOT is not do anything revolutionary on their latest, but they are probably doing it much better than other long serving peers and most young upstart posers.

Seventeen years and eight albums later, Theatre of Tragedy effortlessly blends elements of gothic, symphonic, and death metal (thanks to male vocals) into melodic tapestry that entertains and inspires the listener. Hide and Seek, Frozen, and the lush Hollow are immensely satisfying and quite possibly the best music TOT has done. The band has taken the edge off the whole death metal thing as Raymond István Rohonyi's vocals are less 'out-of-the-pit-of-hell' death vocals and more harmonious and complimenting growls. It's like Nell Sigland has a creepy but melodic shadow following her around many songs. In the end, however, the music is blissfully compelling as weaves between transcendence and lullaby.

Theatre of Tragedy's latest, Forever Is The World, again proves why one of the first is still one of the best in the symphonic gothic metal genre. Forever Is The World is versatile, accessible, and delightful as it lifts and inspires the listener. Very recommended!

In Short

Theatre of Tragedy's latest, Forever Is The World, again proves why one of the first is still one of the best in the symphonic gothic metal genre. Forever Is The World is versatile, accessible, and delightful as it lifts and inspires the listener.

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