AND THE MUSE
DOUBLE COMPILATION METROPOLIS
RELEASE: OCTOBER 23, 2001 REVIEW: NOVEMBER 15, 2001
The goth rock and dark wave genres are surprisingly vigorous. They constantly
manage to produce mythical, sinister and original music that find the
bleeding hearts of a broad audience.
Faith and the Muse have been around for about seven melodramatic years, sharing stage with bands like The Mission and The Sisters of Mercy. It
is not by coincidence.
The new album "Vera Causa" deal with most of the seven years in a manner, some bands do, who don't find it appealing to put together an ordinary
"best of" compilation. Covers, rare material, live takes and
remixes are gathered on a double album, together with "the story
of Faith and the Muse".
I generally have a love/hate relation to records modelled for
fans. Is it to please them, or exploit them, I ask myself? Well, it's
most likely shares of both ingredients.
"Vera Causa" is separated in several parts, some better than others. Much
of the rare material and most of the covers are quite boring, actually. Then there
are seven songs recorded live last year. Seven songs, which I would with
pleasure, give the highest grade possible.
Unfortunately that is not enough. If you are deeply in love with goth
and dark wave you should probably obtain the three previous full-length
albums before this. That is the tale thus far.
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