The House Of Usher- Black Sunday
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This CD is a wonderful collection of the early work of this dedicated and focused German Gothic band and it a total collectors item for everyone interested in the Gothic genre, this is what it says on thier myspace page about the band:
IIn a time in which many kinds of musical styles are falsely called "Gothic Rock", THE HOUSE OF USHER are giving a clear statement with their seventh studio album "Angst" which shows them as matured and self conscious artists.
Even if it has to be seen as the result of their continuous renewal and self exploration that is going on since 1990 it is a distinct confession to their roots in the British Wave Rock of the Eighties. Relieved of superfluous ballast "Angst" presents itself as an album of epic strength ("Invocation", "I Wanna Know", "To Whatever End"), rough melancholy ("Deep Inside My Heart", "For My Vengeance", "Take My Hand") and simple and true beauty ("Friendly Fire", "Down Below"). With tracks such as "You're The Fire I'm The Ashes" and "Wild Flower" the structure of the homogeneous album gets broken up.
In tradition of their 1999 release CD "Cosmogenesis", THE HOUSE OF USHER return to a close correspondence between artwork, novel and the atmosphere of their music. Regardless of the superficial flood of pictures surrounding us, "Angst" is concentrating on mere expression and the effects of reduced stylistic devices.
Dealing with existential anxiety of modern man and the question where in life he stands, also the amazing artwork by the famous German book illustrator Mark Freier reflects the general mood of the album.
"Angst" is watching the world through a distorted mirror. To our surprise many things look clearer and unequivocal from this point of view.
Keep the fire burning!