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Kimberly Goss and friends return with what is to this date, the best work this band has has done. Singery is melodic speed metal with female vocals, yet Goss unlike some female singers, has lot of range. She is a very powerful singer and a joy to listen to. I remember about four or five years ago, I checked out this band and didn't care for them but I recently gave them another chance, and I'm glad I did.
The album starts off with "I spit on your grave". This song is actually catchy and fun to sing along with. The guitar melody is very fast reminds me of Bodom at times, which it should since Alexi is on guitar. This is a good song to play when your thinking about your worst enemy, well in case you have one? "The Sin Trade" is really nice to, and maybe my favorite song on the album. I fell the lyrics deal with facing your inner demons and destroying them. Kimberly sounds very aggressive here which gives a great overall feel to the song.
"Written In Stone" slows down the tempo abit but it still rocks. It's more of a ballad than anything but it's done right. I really like Liaho's solo here, one the best on the album, but I always consider Alexi's solos to be amazing. Latvala's solo is done very well too. The song is about dealing with the past which most people should be able to relate to. This would make a great intro song to someone who's never heard the band.
"Shadow Land" which to me is one of the weaker song on here, it isn't bad at all, it's quite good actually, it's just not up to par with the rest of the album. This song contains Alexi on vocals and he does a pretty good job. I can't totally explain it but I guess I just don't like the over all feel of this song, especially the chorus. But who knows maybe it will grow on me with a few more listens. The title track on the other hand is one of the best songs on the album. The lyrical content is of course about suicide and we have all at least thought about what Goss is singing about.
It's not really that depressing of a song, well at least not to me. It's got great melodies and Kimberly does another great vocal performance. The last song "Remembrance" is a piano instrumental dedicated to the victims of 9/11, it's not bad but I feel that it's kinda short. But like I said before this album is highlight of Singery's career, so I highly recommend it. If you like speed or modern power metal this great choice for your collection. Pick it up!