Saturday, April 26, 2008

27.Love Like Blood - Epitaph (Odyssee,1994)

Germany's most famoust and sophisticated Gothic Rock band .1994's album Odyssee finds Love Like Blood at the apex of its skill. The band's immaculately executed goth rock is produced with expert attention to detail, resulting in a richly orchestrated gothic masterwork. Guitarist Mark Wheeler, who seems to be leading the band, adorns each song with loads of texture, from muscular hard rock power chording to pristine, echo-drenched nylon string segments. Growling singer Yorck Eysel is at his dramatic best, sounding beautiful and threatening at the same time. From the haunting opener "Feedback" to the hurtling "Fallacious World," each song is memorable. Along with An Irony of Fate, Odyssee is absolutely essential goth, and represents the very best of Love Like Blood.
King Crimson`s cover Epitaph adds fantastic new layers of texture and orchestration to the band's sound with the growling vocals of singer Yorck Eysel, whose style borrows equally from twin goth icons Peter Murphy and Andrew Eldritch recall the creepy, skeletal style of early Sisters of Mercy.This song is pure, soaring, gothic elegance with the capacity to be hard-rocking, romantic, and chilling...

Love Like Blood - Epitaph

The wall on which the prophets wrote
Is cracking at the seams.
Upon the instruments of death
The sunlight brightly gleams.
When every man is torn apart
With nightmares and with dreams,
Will no one lay the laurel wreath
As silence drowns the screams.

Between the iron gates of fate,
The seeds of time were sown,
And watered by the deeds of those
Who know and who are known;
Knowledge is a deadly friend
When no one sets the rules.
The fate of all mankind I see
Is in the hands of fools.

Confusion will be my epitaph.
As I crawl a cracked and broken path
If we make it we can all sit back
And laugh.
But I fear tomorrow Ill be crying,
Yes I fear tomorrow Ill be crying.

Peter Sinfield

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