ALBUM NUCLEAR BLAST RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 13, 1999 REVIEW: NOVEMBER 4, 1999
There are lots of goth rock records which live up to the basics. They might even be considered good. But there are only a few with that extra.
Lately loads of new albums has been delivered by famous bands like Tiamat, Type O Negative, My Dying Bride, Anathema, Moonspell and Samael. Noone really catched my attention, except for a few songs here and there. And then suddenly the lesser known German Ever Eve shows up.
Their third album in three years, “Regret”, is a true masterpiece. It offers strong songs that literally sparks with energy and power. They are varied in tempo and design, yet similar. Machines and orchestral parts adds to the overall picture. The use of Jörg Hüttner (Dorsetshire, Relatives Menschsein) was a good idea indeed. And their new, classically trained singer Ben Richter is perfect for the job at hand.
Nothing really new under the sun though, but who cares when the music shimmers. Ever Eve have moved away from goth metal and want to make catchy dark rock. Like me, they feel that the extravagant image, pretentious symphonies and other ideas you often have to endure with this kind of music, seldom adds something positve.
Ever Eve has focused on songwriting and craftmanship. And see, what that can lead up to.