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LE REVERIE – Dark Symphony

| 17 January 2013 | Reply

Label: Le Reverie
Released: October 2012
Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar

Le Reverie - Dark Symphony CD

Not being much of a symphonic/goth rock fan, Le Reverie’s long awaited debut album got skipped over in my review pile – visions of self indulgent, black clad evil types espousing bad poetry abounded in my mind. Thankfully, I couldn’t have been more wrong – Dark Symphony combine some goth and symphonic elements but their overall sound has more in common with a prog metal outfit like Dream Theatre.

Allie Jorgen’s vocals are rich and warm, and she conveys emotion like a master on the metal title track; the hauntingly yearning Ghost Of You, which could best be described as a metal Stevie Nicks song; and Pleasure & Pain, an intricate hard rocker that evokes memories of some of Pat Benatar’s darker work.

There are gothy touches – Raven, for instance, is a tribute to poet and goth favourite Edgar Allen Poe – but this is a remarkable album, deftly combining a dizzying array of influences into a unique and enthralling whole.

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