Deathcross - I will fail forever
Reviewer: Azmo Lozmodial - 2012-08-02
Highlights: Just A Dream, Ill Forever Fail
Working alone on a musical project inside the Middle East is not an easy thing at all, the support that every musician needs is absent, because simply the people are interested in other kinds of music. Any musical project on earth needs a mixture of tasteful touches to make the overall sound satisfying, but when there's only one person then everything is different, because this person must have a wide range of talent that can grant him the ability to have more than two hands in the same time, and Iam here talking about the Syrian Deathcross.
Samer AlHaddad, the mastermind behind Deathcross, has managed to keep his pure music alive since 2004 till this day, and he has also managed to keep his musical style and influences constant through these eight years. The style of this project can be described as a wide land of depressive rock\metal mountains with a melancholic lyrical theme, full of pure passion and touching words, seriously depressing and morbid world has been created within these tracks. The album "I'll Forever Fail" is a great example of how to translate the humans talent and true feelings into a music sheet and charming lyrics.
The album I'll Forever Fail, is a place where you can walk freely between the forest of soft guitar sounds that scream slowly with sharp edges through your sight, the effects of reverb and delay are creating a constant sky of melodies that float on the surface of your attention, creating a wild image of deep depression and tenderness, just like we can hear in the tracks "Where Are You, Just A Dream, Ill Forever Fail". the drumming is programmed well and the beats fit the overall wall of sound, the production is not perfect and it needs extra efforts (for the rhythm guitars and the bass), the vocals work also needs so much practicing especially in the high notes, though there are a lot of charming vocals notes have been reached in this record.
The songwriting is linearly good though many songs could be better if they had more composing time. In general, if you are a fan of Anathema and the modern Katatonia, then you would like to have this album in your library, so many passion and feelings have been recorded here.