Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Rock, Metal
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Purity | Norway | 12/10/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"To Visigoth: You call it 'cheesy goth', yet you'd rather listen to a Marilyn Manson album?
Anyway. This album is one of CD's best. Whether its Valor or Rozz on vocals, CD always pulls out a gloomy yet inspiring piece of work. Many follow CD's work, but there's only one Rozz Williams, and only one Valor Kand."
A true highlight for Christian Death
Jessicka | Elmore | 02/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A lot of people dont really like this album, and they think its their least favorite, but i think the exact opposite. I really like the industrial kind of sludgy beat that is deliver throughout this entire album, as opposed to the more bland stylings of the previous recordings of Christian Death. I'd definately rate this among my top favorite C.D. albums."
Disco Dan | Melbourne, Australia | 10/15/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If some reviewers would just let all the acrid feelings regarding what happened concerning Rozz Williams fade and stop trying to compare Christian Death featuring Williams with Christian Death featuring Valor (especially as the two are obviously pretty much totally different bands) and stop seeing the name for the music, in other words: drop the politics, then perhaps more people would appreciate the actual musical effort this album represents. At least Valor has taken Christian Death somewhere, the band would be simply be a joke now if it were still stuck doing early 80s new wavesy goth stuff like Ashes.
The politics notwithstanding, Prophecies is actually a strong work, blending elements of industrial, hard metal, goth and experimental music into a strikingly vivid gloss on the writings of Nostradamus. At times achingly melancholic (as on the opener Without), at other times brutally harsh (The Great Swarm of Bees), at times darkly foreboding (Thunderstorm - which is real goth at its best), and finally deconstructing it all (Black Empire ---> Nineteen Ninety Nine), the tight production, careful mixing and expert manipulation of dynamics throughout the album indicate this is the work of musicians with some talent and experience.
I agree it is at times grating, and challenging, especially as I'm no fan of death metal/thrash myself, but this seems to make the more orchestral, softer songs all the more appealing, especially when a single track veers between the very harsh and the soft, as best accomplished on Alone.
Not my favourite album ever, but definitely worth the effort."