Forever Slave
Alice's Inferno


4.0
excellent

Review

by Callum Thomson USER (6 Reviews)
August 4th, 2006 | 5 replies | 1,989 views


Release Date: 2005 | Tracklist


Forever slave are a band with many combined talents. Their lead vocalist "Lady Angellyca" consists of great looks and an operatic and semi-operatic voice. The band members are very talented and very symphonic with many neo-classical riffs

As for the music - Well the music is extremely symphonic and never lacks an ensemble instrument. The band is very underground and the album is quite hard to find in some countries. Even though the album is low budget, It has been engineered and programmed professionally.

I was quite surprised to listen to the album because it has death "Opeth-like" vocals too.Lunatic Asylum is a strong opener. The strings are very theatrical, and the symphony actually reflects the mood of the whole album, depending on the way they are played.
There are some machine gun blast beats followed by the best solo in the album. The death vocals are very low, but coherent. Reminisces follows, and the strings are more lighthearted and less embellished. The Gregorian chanting follows every line sung in the choruses, and fits very well. A solo is played with the guitar but carries on with the chorus singing on top.The album is a concept album tellnig the story of a teenager called "Alice" who went crazy and killed her parents. Alice Dies but finds peace.

Recommended Tracks -
Tristeza - Tristeza is the only song without death vocals but has a really strong emotional depth and contains very intelligent riffs. It must be heard to be appreciated 5/5

In The Forest - This song surprisably bursts and has a great epic preportion of a mixture between violins and heavy guitaring along with sexy vocals 5/5

"The Letter" - Another experimental song that has very sad elements towards the album's storyline. It contains a part where alice speaks and you always look forward to it because the voice is very cute and lonely. 5/5


PROS -
VERY Symphonice
Songs are very different towards other bands
The album flows very well
"The Letter" - Vocals go from operatic to evanescance type of vocals

CONS -
Sometimes cant hear what is being said
Soem songs are disappointing because others are better



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labonza01
August 4th 2006


546 Comments


oh, i thought that this was a different band. hey, can anyone tell me who sings that "Allison Hell" song? it was on headbangers ball a few nights ago and i thought it was funny. anyway, this review was really short and would definitely work better as a blurb.

Neoteric
August 4th 2006


3243 Comments


There is no blurbs anymore.

labonza01
August 4th 2006


546 Comments


well there's something i didnt know. you learn something new everyday now, dont you. oh well.

LordWorm
August 10th 2006


23 Comments


I think Alison hell is for Annihilator.

labonza01
August 11th 2006


546 Comments


i'll look into it, thats a funny song, thanks.



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