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Delain: We Are The Others

In the same way in which everybody in Scandinavia must be in some form of metal band it appears that all Dutch women front Gothic metal bands and seemingly do it very well? Want evidence? How about the Amazonian (and she is, I've stood next to her) Floor Jansen of After Forever? Within Temptation's Sharon den Adel? Epica with Simon Simons, Nemesea fronted by Manda Orphuis? Top notch bands all, however, perhaps the one with the most traction at the moment are Delain who have Charlotte Wessels leading from the front. Delain have just released their third album We Are The Others which has charted at No. 75 here in the UK and gradually they are playing larger venues.

My elder son doesn't think that this one is as good as the two previous efforts and certainly it isn't quite as immediate but I believe it is every bit as good. Delain don't push the female fronted genre into pastures new but they do write good tunes with strong melodies which lodge into the listeners brain and I've spent much of the last week mentally singing the "Jesus Christ" bit from the chorus of "Get the Devil Out of Me" which actually enters hard rock territory. Apparently this is the single in Europe much as I like the pounding "Generation Me". I'd never make it as an A&R man.

We Are The Others comes as an expanded digipack which contains live versions of "The Gathering", "Control the Storm", "Shattered" and "Sleepwalking". This is a brave move as obviously the new material will be compared to these earlier classics. In my opinion the new material (especially Babylon and the very commercial "Are You Done With Me)" stack up well and may well enable Delain to push even more into the mainstream.


Track Listing:
  1. Mother Machine
  2. Electricity
  3. We Are The Others
  4. Milk and Honey
  5. Hit Me With Your Best Shot
  6. I Want You
  7. Generation Me
  8. Babylon
  9. Are You Done With Me
  10. Get the Devil Out of Me
  11. Not Enough
  12. The Gathering (live)
  13. Control the Storm (live)
  14. Shattered (live)
  15. Sleepwalking (live)

Added: July 7th 2012
Reviewer: Simon Bray
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Language: english

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Delain: We Are The Others
Posted by Mark Davies, SoT Staff Writer on 2012-07-07 07:33:16
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Delain return from their introduction to the world a few years back with the latest effort We Are The Others which has to be said is a respectable release. Evolving this time around with a more structured, melodic, heavy album has certainly done them no harm whatsoever. Moving away from the usual female fronted 'Symphonic' sounding album Delain, it has to be said, have really beefed this out with some truly powerful riffs that chug along complementing the velvet voice of Charlotte Wessels impeccably. 'Electricity' & 'Hit Me With Your Best Shot' have a cracking balance between heavy and melody working in harmony. With a guest appearance from Fear Factories Burton C. Bell on 'Where Is The Blood' introduces another different element to this excellent well rounded release. Female vocalists are a very difficult prospect to pin down in the world of Rock/Metal, either too symphonic, too brutal or just not powerful enough however Delain have the balance spot on, and if I like it then it says alot as for me to find a female vocalist I like is a challenge. We Are The Others is another rung up the ladder for Delain, if they carry on to evolve and churn out albums of this quality they will soon be fighting the likes of Nightwish & Within Temptation for their crowns.



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