After going back to a more Gothic Metal sound with “Storm”, Theatre Of Tragedy is back after three years with “Forever If The World”.
While Aegis doesn't particularly expand Theatre of Tragedy's sound – goth-metal topped with male/female shared vocals – it does refine and polish the approach.~ Steve Huey, All Music Guide
It’s pretty clear at this stage of the game that Leaves' Eyes has broken any ties with the gothic-influenced sound of Lovelorn. The album clearly aimed for a more symphonic approach that departed from the conventional gothic sound of Theatre of Tragedy, yet many songs still had this rather dark atmosphere going on, not as pronounced as Theatre of Tragedy’s, but evident enough to draw comparisons with the last works that featured Liv…
Theatre of Fate by the South American metal band Viper is perhaps one of the most overlooked albums in metal, if there ever was an essential album from the vaults, well then, this is it. Featuring a pre-Angra Andre Matos on vocals, and the Passarell brothers on guitar and bass, the definitive Viper lineup is rounded off by Felipe Machado on guitar and Renato Graccia on drums.The music found on Theatre of Fate can best be described as melodic speed metal with a hard edge to it not unlike that of an Iron Maiden, early Testament hybrid.Andre’s vocals are superb like always, this man is a blueprint for aspiring singers and while he hits the soaring notes on here, he doesn’t do the “squeaks” that a lot of people accuse him of so that’s good. The songs themselves are simply amazing, no filler, none whatsoever and there’s only two real complaints I have. One, the production is kinda flat but since this came out in 1991 that’s expected, and two, THIS ALBUM IS WAY TOO SHORT!Less than thirty five minutes!