THE CHARM THE FURY is a band, in which I see the future of modern death metal.
The talent, quality & power.
I didn’t know THE CHARM THE FURY, before I saw they were playing at Female Metal Event FemME 2016. So I checked them out because of the interesting band name and… was overwhelmed! On the record, the band kicks ass with so much power! My death metal heart was jumping. Of course, I had to see them at FemME and they were SO able to take this power on stage and celebrate a big party with mosh pits, circle pits and even people singing along with some of their songs. I was more than excited when I heard there would be a new album out in 2017!
THE CHARM THE FURY remind me of two bands I once loved.
Now after I listened to “The Sick, Dumb & Happy” for several times, I can say the Dutch didn’t lose any of their power. Neither did they just copy themselves. Compared to their previous album “A Shade Of My Former Self”, THE CHARM THE FURY developed – they’ve become even more powerful, but also the songs are more versatile. I have the impression that Caroline Westendorp sings clean vocals more often on the new record – not always the cleanest kind, but the “I smoked a lot of cigarets and had whisky with them” kind.
When it comes to power, wilderness and knowing now rules/borders, they remind me of earlier CHILDREN OF BODOM. The songs go straight forward and show no mercy. On the other hand, there are those clean vocals and also the ballad ‘Blood And Salt’, which makes me think of IN FLAMES – most of all because Caroline changes from growls to clean vocals and back so easily. The proof that she has a beautiful voice comes with ‘Silent War’ – a cheesy radio ballad.
Grown, but recognisable.
THE CHARM THE FURY kind of grew up without losing their qualities or betraying themselves. There are mosh pit songs like ‘Down On The Ropes’, ‘The Future Needs Us Not’ and ‘Songs Of Obscenity’, but also the ballads mentioned above. And something in the middle: ‘Echoes’ comes along with a lot of clean vocals, but also great riffs and rhythm. ‘The Hell In Me’ is the definition of rhythm – the song more or less consists of it, including a hint to their song ‘The Enemy’ in the vocals.
“The Sick, Dumb & Happy” definitely is an album that won’t leave my playlist for a long time. With Caroline, the band has one of the best active growling vocalists (not only counting the female ones). The band has everything one needs to become a big player in the modern kind of death metal and the genres that come along with it. If you ever have the chance to catch the band on the road, do it!
1.Down on the ropes
4.No end in sight
5.Blood and salt
6.Corner Office Maniacs
7.The future needs us not
9.The hell in me
10.Song of obscenity
11.Break and dominate
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