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High Hopes In Low Places

End Of Green

High Hopes In Low Places

LabelSilverdust Records
VertriebSoulfood Music
VÖ-Datum20.8.2010

Mit ihrem letzten Album The Sick's Sense erlangten die Düster-Rocker End Of Green einen kleinen Achtungserfolg: Bis auf Platz 21 der deutschen Charts kletterte ihre Scheibe und brachte ihren melancholischen Sound unters Volk. Nun steht die neue Platte High Hopes In Low Places in den Regalen und klingt beängstigend … eingängig.

Der Opener Blackened Eyes gibt die Richtung vor: massenkompatibler Gothikrock mit biederer Melodie und hörbarem Pop-Appeal. Zwar ist der Text nachdenklich und melancholisch, der Sound für End Of Green-Verhältnisse aber schon fast fröhlich. Dieser Stil setzt sich auch in Goodnight Insomnia fort: Für Dark Rock gar nicht mal so dunkel. Erst das langsame Carpathian Gravedancer schafft es, eine beklemmende Stimmung zu verbreiten und dem Genre gerecht zu werden. Doch bereits der nächste Song Under The Sway pop-rockt wieder heiter vor sich hin. Von den weiteren Tracks sticht lediglich noch der energiegeladene Titelsong hervor.

High Hopes In Low Places macht Dark Rock recht massentauglich. Ob das eine gute Sache oder absolut verwerflich ist, muss jeder für sich entscheiden. Es ist aber schade, dass die vier Stuttgarter, offensichtlich angetrieben von ihrem letzten Charts-Erfolg, ihren harten Sound glattbügeln und sich der Mainstream-kompatiblen Richtung zuzuwenden scheinen. Sicherlich, ihr Stil ist immer noch düster und hat mit bunten Schmetterlingen und heiler Sonnenschein-Welt nicht viel am Hut. Aber waschechtes Dark Rock-Feeling mag beim Hören der Platte auch nicht so recht aufkommen.

Tracklist:
  1. Blackened Eyes
  2. Goodnight Insomnia
  3. Carpathian Gravedancer
  4. Under The Sway
  5. Tie Me A Rope … While You’re Calling My Name
  6. High Hopes In Low Places
  7. An Awful Day
  8. Saviour
  9. Slaves
  10. Starlight
Highlights:

Carpathian Gravedancer, High Hopes In Low Places

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