For My Pain...
Fallen


4.0
excellent

Review

by Antonius USER (26 Reviews)
June 24th, 2012 | 9 replies


Release Date: 2003 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Much misery and depression for the lovers of the genre

Regarding the metal scene, Finland is a country which usually delivers great bands. Thankfully, it is not an exception even in the case of For My Pain.., a super-group with gothic characteristics in its sound which reminds a lot the likes of Charon, Sentenced as well as HIM's early days. The band is comprised by members of Nightwish, Embraze, Eternal Tears of Sorrow and Reflexion, thus people who are familiar with the aforementioned bands realise that this has some quality. In regards to the production, it seems that a very good job has been done and in addition I believe that the band managed to depict the emotion they wanted in the album. The atmosphere that is created may not be the most gloomiest one, however, the dominate aura is that of melancholy, misery and depression.

Regarding the songs I specifically distinguished the desperate ''My Wound is Deeper than Yours'', the majestic pessimism of ''Queen Misery'', the hopelessness in ''Rapture of the Lust'' with the catchy chorus, the harmonic melodiousness of ''Broken Days'' with Holopainen's signature in keyboards and lastly the melancholic ''Autumn Harmony'' with the heavy riff and neat guitar solo. I don't think there are bad songs on the album and easily someone might have different opinions than me.

Overall, is a very melodic volume with a balance since there was not given any particular attention to specific instruments. Lengthy solo's are absent from guitars and keyboards and this can be clearly identified. I believe that a good choice has been made in terms of the tracks ordering, since the tempo is not kept constantly at high levels but rather fluctuates regularly keeping a nice flow. On the weaknesses side, I would mention the fact that Fallen does not present something innovative in it's total and the lyrics could have been worked out better as well. However, these negatives are not so important in order to drive the quality down.



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BallsToTheWall
June 24th 2012


44380 Comments


Sea of Emotions is basically the greatest song ever.

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Shuyin
June 24th 2012


11638 Comments


good review, looks like something i might enjoy.

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Shuyin
June 24th 2012


11638 Comments


i see, this is one of those albums that ive downloaded like a year ago but never listened to it.



Shuyin
June 24th 2012


11638 Comments


i believe you, however i wonder if in the review he actually meant Eternal Tears of Sorrow, instead of 'Eternal Fears of Sorrow'.. because that band absolutely RULES.

camaraderie
June 24th 2012


988 Comments


I must listen to this. Where do I find this?

camaraderie
June 24th 2012


988 Comments


Okay.

Shuyin
June 24th 2012


11638 Comments


'yeah it has members from Eternal Tears of Sorrow, who rule too'

now we're talking, ill be checking this out tomorrow. its already 4am, gonna get some sleep :p

'I must listen to this. Where do I find this?'

if youre having trouble type 'filestube' on google and then just search the album you want, 96% sure to work (statistic somewhat accurate).

camaraderie
June 24th 2012


988 Comments


I'm loving it so far.

Shuyin
March 3rd 2013


11638 Comments


cant believe i forgot to give this one a listen





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