Put simply, it is very recognizable the same band. But after a few spins I feel this is a somewhat lesser album. Just minor mind you! The reason for this is hard to explain. I feel it is mostly because the vocals sound less clear on this album.
Nevertheless, all the trademarks that made me like ” Le Fol” are present here: loud guitars, melodic vocals with a haunting quality, groove and especially, the terrific use of keyboards. A lot of strings, mellotron (like) and organ here. Jummie!
I feel the kind of music this band makes is timeless. I mean, it is heavy music, with sometimes a lot of agression. But because of the melodies it never gets old. The clever use of vocal harmonics only adds to this. My winamp player has a hard time labelling this: post grunge alternative? Dunno, but I like it! I also bought their recent output, so watch out for that in a few weeks!
Personal play tips: Deathhorse, Blackhearted Visions, Bleed.