Delain – April Rain (2009) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Delain - April Rain - Album CoverKind of closely following their late 2006 album Lucidity in style, April Rain Delain‘s 2009 Symphonic and Gothic Metal concoction – is nevertheless a step up in speed and overall juice. 

Nightwish remains a clear influence in this new record too. The style of which is clearly brought to the forefront by Marco Hietala‘s excellent contribution to this album. As in the track Control The Storm that really takes off with some typical raw power Marco usually brings to the party. The consequence – however – is that at times the production sounds a bit too much like Nightwish itself. To the point of causing Delain almost losing its identity at some point. Got hooked? Raid this some more...