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Review: The Murder of My Sweet - Bye Bye Lullaby
The Murder of My Sweet
Bye Bye Lullaby

Label: AFM Records
Year released: 2012
Duration: 58:28
Tracks: 13
Genre: Symphonic Metal

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: August 16, 2012
Reviewed by: Bruce Dragonchaser
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Bye Bye Lullaby


Bye Bye Lullaby marks the second release from The Murder Of My Sweet, the gothic metal project of Progressive Metal stickman Daniel Flores. The band have moved on a little from their cinematic debut, going for a more processed, pop-orientated sound, while also throwing the guitars upfront and making their music darker on the whole. Where Divanity was more energetic, Bye Bye Lullaby is slower, mostly dominated by mid-paced, easily digestible songs, full of soaring hooks, simple riffwork, and the luscious vocals of gothic pinup Angelica Rylin. With a new lineup in tow, it's no wonder the band sound different here, and I can imagine them going with this template for future releases. The debut was stronger in essence, but I've found myself listening to this one more, mostly due to the strength and conviction of songs such as "Violently Peaceful", "Black September" and the so-catchy-it-hurts single track "Unbreakable".

There is so much choice in the world of female-fronted metal, but fans of Within Temptation, Xandria, and Delain won't go wrong if they decide to pick this up.

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