TYSTNADEN - SHAM OF PERFECTION
LIMB MUSIC PRODUCTS
METAL TO INFINITY
With a bandname like Tystnaden, you probably start thinking they've a Scandinavian roots but wrong guess people! Hell no, Tystnaden is Italian based choosing this name because their interests in bands like In Flames, Dark Tranquillity and stuff like that during the early days of existence. The real style of Tystnaden took form in 1999 and there they go. First official release was a MCD entitled "Fragments" which was a great success due to very positive reactions from both national and international press.
Some record labels approached the band to offer a deal which led to a final agreement with Limb Music Products. The co-operation with this label was a fact and the recordings for a full length album started shortly after. Meanwhile, the works are done and the album is ready to unleash. Some people are making comparisons with bands like Nightwish, Evanescence, Within Temptation, Epica and so on but...Tystnaden has a great female vocalist, Laura De Luca in its ranks and i guess that's why people have the immediately reaction to compare with those bands. Actually and to be honest, Tystnaden's style of music has nothing to do with it!
Here is a serious dose of originality remarkable and that makes the difference between these them and some of the comparable ones, bands i respect but they can't convince me most of the time. "Sham Of Perfection", i don't no why but they're different. Crystal clear, controlled and passionate voice of Laura makes the difference to me. They also have a second (male) singer in the band who takes the more deeper / aggressive vocal lines for his account.
There's a great structure to announce and check out the amazing, melodic guitar duties. The rhytms, the solo's, the breaks...name it and you'll get it. Very nice atmospheres (The Gathering lingers on) and the album is loaded with numerous tempo changings able to take your breath away.
Final conclusion: not a pure, solid Metal thrill but i'm pretty satisfied with the result. Is this the new wave of female fronted Metal bands? The near future shall bring the answer! Band website HERE. You can order the CD at: www.limb-music.de MY POINTS: 87 / 100
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