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If Paradise Lost and Theatre of Tragedy had a child, it would be Sara Lee. Diving deep into the turbulent waters of doom and shoegazer, this goth rock/metal outfit knows damn well what it's doing, with thick chunky guitars, monumental keys, and soaring, melodious vocals.
Darkness Between takes the listener on a fantastic journey through chambers of beauty and sorrow, each piece as moving as the last, with backing female harmony vocals that coincide perfectly with the lead.
Listeners will be enchanted by such tracks as "Black & Hollow," "Destination Unknown" and "Cries a River." This is an album that audiences will anticipate and hope for the end of the final song just so they have a reason to play the whole thing over again. This really is a masterful work, brilliantly brought together, with each of the six musicians standing out easily within the mix.
If anything, the monotony of the songs' sound might annoy some, but all in all, a fantastic album by a fantastic band. Highly recommended for any fan of shoegazer, goth, doom or dark metal. (8.5/10)