Fairytale Abuse
The Spirit Tower


4.0
excellent

Review

by Shawn USER (3 Reviews)
June 8th, 2007 | 16 replies


Release Date: 2006 | Tracklist

Review Summary: This is fairytale abuse's forth album.It is also their first to be released in America.

Fairytale Abuse is a danish death metal band that I discovered last year. They say their influences are cradle of filth and pantera,but you don't really hear anything on the album that even sounds like them a little bit. They sound more like burn the priest and Age of Rage. Both the vocalists are great,one has a deep brutal voice the other one has a high pitched scream.The two go together so well. This is fairytale abuse's forth album and it is deffinetlly not a letdown. If your a first time listener you can expect to here overall superb musicianship. This is fairytale abuses first album to be sold in America,if you want it you can either go to your local music shop and ask if they can get it in. Otherwise you can go to hateworks.net and purchase a copy.This is fairytale abuse's last album with their drummer,and may be disbanding if they can't find a new danish drummer.

What was good about this album:
The cover art has a dark,creepy look to it and thats the same feel the album has. The two vocalists gel so well together,and thats what really makes this album complete. The deep brutal vocals are used as backing,and the high pitch screams are the lead vocals. The guitarwork on this album is excellent. It really shows off the skill of the guitarists,unlike previous albums have. The melody on this cd gives the whole album a creepy feel,which go well with the dark inspired lyrics. Everything on the album gels together perfect,the drums,the guitar,the vocals,the lyrics,and the melody. The drumming is also one of the highlights of the album. Its not so simple like their previous releases. The drummer really gets to shine on this album.


What was bad about the album:
Even though everything meshes together so well,the songs seem to also,which isn't a good thing considering most have the same sound to them. The use of the two vocalsists sounds great but gets annoying at times. Sometimes the deep growling gets to loud and you can't hear the lead vocalists,and it seems like the guy with the deep voice is just growling incoherent sentences. This album does have a couple of low points,but overall most of the songs are superb. Vocalwise Fairytale abuse really hasn't experimented much. If you've downloaded their earlier music thats almost exactly what you get here.

If I gave this album a rating it would be PG-13 for violent content,because there is alot of that in here,but as far as I can tell there is no language. Even if you've checked out the downloads of their previous work at their website you should still check this album out. The band has really evolved since their first release. The guitarwork and the drumming have improved beyond belief. The dark medevial sound of this album really brings the sound up a couple of notches. Overall this album gets an excellent rating from me,for its great vocals,guitar,melody,and drumming,but for if it didn't have a lack of variety it would have a classic rating from me.


user ratings (6)
Chart.
3.9
excellent

Comments:Add a Comment 
metalhead17
June 8th 2007


234 Comments


Tell me what you think.

kalkal50
June 8th 2007


2386 Comments


Um sorry, not a good review. For one, use a spellcheck, and reread. Your introduction is very banal, I would take it out if i were you, and instead tell us something about the band itself. I still don't know what this is on a general overview, maybe compare to other bands? You talk more about the actual album more than the content.

Slaytan
June 8th 2007


1186 Comments


Why don't you space in between sentences? It's annoying and kind of hard to read.

If I gave this album a rating it would be PG-13 for violent content,because there is alot of that in here,but I far as I can tell there is no language.

...haha?This Message Edited On 06.15.07

Foodforthegods
June 8th 2007


425 Comments


isn'T Fairytale Abuse a Black Metal band?

metalhead17
June 8th 2007


234 Comments


No,their death metal.

Foodforthegods
June 8th 2007


425 Comments


metal-archives says that they are Black Metal. Their Myspace also.

metalhead17
June 8th 2007


234 Comments


Hmmm. I've always heard them called death/black metal. But it does say their black metal on their myspace.This Message Edited On 06.08.07

antihippy
June 9th 2007


696 Comments


you should try improving on your style a bit.This Message Edited On 06.09.07

AlienEater
June 9th 2007


716 Comments


band have a painful name

really it's awful

metalhead17
June 9th 2007


234 Comments


They got a gay name,but they make good music

antihippy
June 10th 2007


696 Comments


band have a painful name



really it's awful


you can't be too careful with fairytales. you might OD on them.

Hawks
June 24th 2008


35837 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I heard some stuff from this album and it sounded awesome. I've never heard of this band until today. I dont know how it missed them.

BallsToTheWall
June 24th 2008


44805 Comments


They just came out with a new album, haven't heard it or much from this band. Denmark, ftw.

Hawks
June 24th 2008


35837 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The review says this is a death metal band. They sound like melodic black metal to me.

combustion07
June 13th 2009


5420 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Title track is possibly the best thing in existence.

Hawks
June 25th 2010


35837 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Album is really good. Very high 3.5 for me.



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