REVIEW: THE MURDER OF MY SWEET – “Echoes Of The Aftermath”
The Murder of My Sweet, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I volunteered to review this band’s album ‘Echoes Of The Aftermath’. I was drawn in by the band’s name and that they were described as cinematic metal. I must say the album is pretty much what I envisioned.
‘Echoes Of The Aftermath’ is full of symphonic yet heavy rhythms. With Angelica Rylin carrying the vocals with her smooth powerful voice, the wall of sound supporting the vocals is done by Christopher Vetter on guitar, Patrik Janson on bass and Daniel Flores on drums and keyboards. It’s easy to close your eyes while listening to The Murder of My Sweet and feel you are listening to a movie soundtrack. It has that musical film production value that makes movies bigger than life.
But don’t think there’s a lack of vocals just because the genre is cinematic metal. As mentioned, Rylin has a strong presence throughout the album with her opera quality voice. “Loud as a Whisper” displays the vocal talents very well. “Go On” is another stand out track, listening to the songs on this album it’s amazing to hear the amount of sound coming from four people, because at times, you could swear there’s an orchestra performing.
This genre of music is a bit different from what I usually listen to. It’s actually nice to hear something different. I do notice some of the songs have a similar repetitive feel, makes it a little tough to know which song is which. But there’s some songs that change the pace. Like ”Inside, Outside”, the soft beat and harmonies can tug at your heart strings, but it does pick up with thundering drums. If I had to describe this band, I would say they are in the vein of Evanesence with more of a symphonic feel added.
For those who are into the symphonic heavy metal sound, ‘Echoes Of The Aftermath’ fulfills that. The sound production and vocals will satisfy fans, the song, “Racing Heart”, will make some folks new fans. It’s a niche genre, so the appeal won’t be there for the masses. But for those who want a break from listening to the same kind of music over and over, then seek out ‘Echoes Of The Aftermath’ by The Murder of My Sweet, because there’s nothing wrong with adding some sophistication to your music library.