Releasedate: 26-03-2008; Label: Playground
By: Nina Mende
Finnish rockers Poets of the Fall – singer Marko, guitarist Olli and keyboardist Captain – started out their musical adventure from scratch in 2003. Marko sold everything he had to invest in pursuing the love of his life, music, with his buddies Olli and Captain.
He moved into his folks’ basement, when he couldn’t keep a place of his own any longer. The guys then built a little studio of their own in Captain’s living room for the recording and producing sessions, and kept an office in Olli’s beat up old car. The result of the recording sessions was a novel blend of pop, rock, metal and industrial sounds.
Since then they have released three albums and gained international recognition. Poets Of The Fall toured through Europe and received several awards, reached pole positions in the charts and are quite successful with what they are doing.
Their latest album “Revolution Roulette” has a quite interesting layout, serious and strong. Although it is held in darker tones of red and brownish it does not really seem sad nor depressive, just held serious and classic. The newest Poets Of The Fall album is a little harsher than the previous ones, but just as inspiring and touching as the others. Marko, the singer, knows how to use his voice to give each song, even each section of the song, a deeper meaning. By doing that the actual meaning of the lyrics itself are easier to understand and even to feel. It goes straight underneath your skin, grabs your mind and won’t let go of it until the very last second has passed. “Revolution Roulette” contains eleven songs, with a great mix of fast and slow songs. “Fragile” is a very thoughtful and slow song, with its acoustic guitar is it even touchier, a really great song. The grand piano at “Where Do We Draw The Line” sounds great as well, that song is also the ballad of the album. “Revolution Roulette” is a great album, with a balanced variation between slow and fast, quiet and loud songs. It is very touchy, thoughtful and serious, an inspiring and very creative album. No wonder that Poets Of The Fall are that successful, and I hope they will keep on being it.
2. The Ultimate Fling
3. Revolution Roulette
7. Miss Impossible
8. Diamonds for Tears
9. Passion Colors Everything
10. Save Me
11. Where Do We Draw the Line