Sunday 20 August 2017
Chrysalide - La Chute (2006)
The second album from this French band.
Chrysalide was a trio on this album with a lineup of cumbus, percussions, bass, guitars, cello and vocals. Both male and female French vocals.
Their 2004 debut album Apres La Chute was an awful album. So I did not have much hope for this album either.
All the things that made that album such an awful album is still here. The strumming acoustic guitars who works as drums and melody maker is still here. The cello is still here although it is drowned out by the strumming acoustic guitars. Not much difference here.
The female vocals and the male vocals has got a bit more room though and is sometimes noticeable over that strumming guitar.
And yes, the big weakness here is the strumming acoustic guitars who is everywhere on this one hour long album. And it is awful.
There are some sporadic attempts of creating decent melodies. And the vocals creates a desolate musical landscape. Then, the guitars.........
There is no good songs here. Not even decent songs. And this is another turkey from this band. And I am now really hating strumming acoustic guitars after two albums from this band.