Release date: April 2007 Label: Lion Music
By: Sabine van Gameren
In April 2007 the Dutch Delphian released the album “Unravel” at
Lionmusic. This album is already their second album. Before this the gothic rock
band released “Oracle” in 2005. Just two years after they completed
the formation of the band.
When I mentioned the word gothic rock, you might have thought they are another
band in the genre that bands as The Gathering, Within Temptation and After forever
from the Netherlands have opened up.
Start listening to the first songs on the album and you will drop that feeling!
With “Starting to Unravel” they really have a strong opening for the
album. Followed by “Creation” I started to like the cd. Although the
voice of singer Aniek is not really a voice I like, it all makes me feel good.
When going on to other songs I start being a little bored. Sounds a lot like
the same now. It is nice that they use a flute in the songs to make a difference,
but it misses the power and the energy which should be present here.
The album ends with the more then 10 minutes lasting song “Air”.
It sounds way different from the other songs before. Maybe because they make use
of a piano. I get my good feeling about this album back by listening to this
song. It stands out over all of the songs. When the vocals of guest musician
Leon Brouwer (The Barstool Philosophers) came into the song I knew this song
is definitely the best on the album. I hope they will work together more on
the next album, since it is a pleasure to listen to.
Overall the album is quite ok. I have a few songs on the album which stand
out most, and the rest I will probably skip, but in the end the album presents
a journey of some great musicians.
Band Line Up
Aniek Janssen – Vocals & Flute
Coert Bouten – Lead & Rhythm Guitar
Marcel Volleberg – Rhythm Guitar
Sjoerd Hoeijmakers – Bass Guitar
Roel van Helden – Drums & Percussion
Rene Kroon – Piano & Keyboards on “Air”
Leon Brouwer – Vocals on “Air”
| 01 Starting To Unravel
03 Sleepless Lullaby
04 Focus On Acid
05 Black & Blue