ALBUM ACCESSION RELEASE: AUTUMN, 1999 REVIEW: NOVEMBER 3, 1999
Adrian Hates is one of the more important persons within German gothic music.
He was a part of the very successful band The Garden of Delight. He is also the
brain behind the very impressive band Diary of Dreams. His impact on this album
is not hard to notice since he has contributed with acoustic guitars and the
production as well.
The music is pretty similar to that of Diary of
Dreams. But Diorama is softer and has some nice dark wave influences as well.
The good vocals and the complete absence of metal guitars contribute to making
this a rather unordinary album. This is not traditional gothic rock - more calm
gothic dark wave stuff with synthesizers. The music is far from happy and you
can almost guess Diorama is a German band.
You get eleven good songs on this album, one of the
best gothic releases this year.