Delain, a success in Symphonic Metal!

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Apocalypse & ChillDelain‘s 2020 offering – will soon hit the stores this February of 2020. It looks like we have a lot to say about this band. So, to avoid overloading the review in preparation, here’s a short abstract of our discoveries over time.

Delain, over more than a decade, enjoyed a pretty astonishing and fulminant success. They went from 0-60 mph in a felt millisecond, and kept that speed – and then some – for the length of their existence. Which – in itself – is not an easy feat. Yet, the RMR deck crew … [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: Hunter’s Moon by Delain

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I am stumped and pleased at the same time with Hunter’s Moon of the Dutch outfit Delain.

Why issue an EP, and then smother it in a truckload of endless live tracks and videos? Unless you want to make a weak offering palatable to the audience by stuffing it with a ton of recordings of times past.

Or you mix 16 minutes of originality with 48 minutes of miscellaneous recordings on a CD, plus untold minutes of video on another, to inflate earnings. Which – again – is a fine strategy. Because you gotta make a living, right?

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Delain – Moonbathers (2016) – Review

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I’ll be damned, time flies really fast. It is already ten years and five full length albums down the road for the Dutch Symphonic and Gothic Metal band Delain. Now crowned with their latest record Moonbathers

Already their very first album Lucidity impressed me greatly. To find a debut of an unknown band at such a level of professionalism was astounding. The whole record exuded a freshness and carefree attitude that – sadly – started lacking on future albums.

And of course, the undeniable vocal powers – then and now – of Charlotte Wessels contributed greatly to the success of the band. April Rain – their second – followed in that [...] Click to raid more!