ALBUM ACCESSION RELEASE: JUNE
3, 2002 REVIEW: JULY 8, 2002
if not all, of the trademark Diary of Dreams creations give you the frightening
feeling of standing on the edge of a high cliff, strong winds blowing
around you and a blistering thunder storm approaching from afar. Yet,
you are not afraid. You are in your right element. You love the thrill
and grandeur emotions flowing through your body.
"Freak Perfume" continues and perfects the already existing
and vibrating Diary of Dreams formula. Adrian Hates patented gothic gloom
is now even more electrified, with audible guitars only in one or two
tracks. The sound and structural bricks are still very dark, however,
and the vocals are, thank God, more varied than on prior releases. Not
surprisingly, Adrian can carry more advanced tunes than his favourite
Sisters of Mercy preaching, proven mainly in the moody ballads.
The singles "O' Brother Sleep" and "AmoK" are both
quite fetching, but they are, in fact, surpassed by a couple of album
pieces, particularly "The Curse", "Verdict" and "She".
One mid-tempo track, one ballad and one raging dance club anthem. He is
the architect of pompous, neon-lit buildings, Adrian Hates.
"Freak Perfume" strengthens the rapidly growing popularity of
Diary of Dreams and if you act fast enough, you'll get an additional three
fantastic remixes and a gorgeous digipak for your troubles.