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Artist:

Opera Noire

Album:

Bad Intent

Year: 2005
Format: CD
Label: Last Scream/Gothic Slam
Genre: [Gothic Rock]
Overall Rating: 6.0
Music: 6.0
Production: 6.0


Much to my surprise I received Opera Noire's new record quite some time ago. I hadn't heard of this group before, so I had my doubts if this group would have anything special to offer. They play rather traditional gothic rock accompanied with those ordinary low male vocals. Fortunately enough this group has managed to infuse their material with some emotion, which is audible at times. On top of that, they make a good use of still water sections.

The vocal sounds on this record are quite vivid. Otherwise the production is pretty moderate, and I especially would've wished to hear a bit smoother guitar tone. In addition, sounds were a bit too boomy every now and then, and some synth sections sounded cheap. In any event, Opera Noire's Bad Intent is fairly enjoyable gothic rock album. Like most new groups on the gothic scene, Opera Noire doesn't have much new to offer... though every now and then they have made some surprising choices on this record. The Fairy Lady, for example, has been realized rather surprisingly.

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- MAGE (May 8th, 2006)



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LINE-UP:
William: Voice and Guitars
Fabio: Keyboard, Programming
Vincenzo: Bass
Mike: Drums
Eva & Kerstin: Performers
Producer: Unavailable
Mixing by: Fioravanti, Guido; Pesenti, Luca & Bonsegla, Michele
Mastering by: Cutolo, Alberto
TRACKLIST:
Opera Noire
 - Bad Intent  CD  Cover Image
01. Never & Ever
02. Glitter-painted Nails
03. In the Rain
04. Heroes
05. Welcome to the Gate
06. So, I Understand
07. No War
08. No One
09. Thrill of Decadence
10. The Fairy Lady
11. Never & Ever (Radio Edit)

Length: 45:20
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