DARK VOICES
TRAIN OF THOUGHTS
ALBUM SYNTHETIC SYMPHONY RELEASE: OCTOBER 4, 1999 REVIEW: DECEMBER 14, 1999



When Dark Voices first started out they were often mistaken for And One. It seemed their intention was to copy every sound and song idea from their more successful fellowmen. Vocalist Mic S sounds almost exactly like Steve Naghavi, and the music on the first two albums, "The Way It Is" and "G-punkt", was also close to identical to that of And One. But not nearly as good.
The third Dark Voices album "Train of Thoughts" is a bit different, in the sense that it uses a wider range of instruments. Acoustic guitar is used frequently, for example.
Mic still sings, or tries to sing, with the most standardized type of voice for this type of music and it only sounds strange. A few songs sound like any mainstream pop out there, but with synth vocals. A funny combination. Not very good though.
"Train of Thoughts" has a couple of good songs, however. Especially the single track "This Love", a moody ballad, that manages to touch. You need to forget, though, that it still is a worse version of And One. This time with a somewhat changed sound frame.
Itís still no improvement.

NIKLAS FORSBERG


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