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Lacrimas Profundere: The Grandiose Nowhere

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Napalm/Sound Pollution

Six man band LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE was formed in 1993 by guitarist Oliver Nikolas. Since 1999 they have been a part of Napalm Record´s rooster. Heavier than The 69 EYES, more sophisticated than HIM and more melancholic than THE SISTERS OF MERCY is a fine description. Their record company calls them a mix of the movies 9 ½ Weeks and Sleepy Hollow, that sure caught my interest.

It takes only a few seconds of “Be Mine in Tears” before the feeling of DEPECHE MODE and THE SISTERS OF MERCY arrives. It is quite sophisticated and a lot more entertaining than the 69 EYES who have failed to impress me. Oliver´s guitar work is quite typical of the genre, but I like Rob´s voice. Some bands are too depressed but that is a trap that LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE steers well clear of. They remain a rock band with slighter gushes of depression in the unusually happy “Lips”, not bad. Instead of delving into total depression they offer a balanced vocalist, rocking songs and a constant appeal of their own. “Her Occasion of Sin” works even with an old-timer like me. The piano intro of “The Feeling of Being Alone” softly evolves into a synth- and piano framed and emotional pleasant experience. They keep on rocking in “Side”. The lyrics may well be on the blue side but lucky enough I never feel I have to hang myself. There are a couple of potential genre hits here, as well as controlled blue feelings. LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE will do just fine with this enjoyable album.

Track List
Be Mine in Tears
The Letter
Lips
I Don´t Care
Her Occasion of Sin
A Plea
Not for Love
The Fear of Being Alone
My Little Fear
Side
Dead Heart Serenade
No Matter where You Shoot Me Down

www.napalmrecords.com www.myspace.com/lacrimasprofundere

Writer: Mikael Johansson
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