‘Gothic Metal’, that according to the label info the genre The Dead Old Tree fits best. That might be right but this release is so more than solely Gothic Metal. ‘The End’ is a record that includes many shades and influences. Great melodies, Dark Rock, progressive structures and some extreme Metal trademarks, all units on The Dead Old Tree albums with the ‘new’ release not being an exception.
‘The End’ is new but it was written in 1999, a few days before the band lost their drummer Frédéric Guillemot. Now it becomes the final chapter of a story that includes four great longplayers and quite some impressive live shows.
‘The End’ is the last offering of The Dead Old Tree and expresses sadness and melancholy throughout. The cinematic ‘Sorry’ and the big ‘Someone Should Know (The Truth)’ are great examples for The Dead Old Tree’s musical heritage that finds a last lively moment on this release.
‘Kids’ with its playful rhythm is another cool song before ‘Raise’ represents the beauty of melodies, the fast beat and the deep growls towards the end. Last but not least it’s ‘The End Again’ that closes the book on The Dead Old Tree’. Equipped with sadness and gloom the song’s the perfect closure and it’s a calm ending after a final glorious flare.
2. Someone Should Know (The Truth)
5. The End… Again
Label: Season Of Mist
Genre: Dark Rock/Metal
Release Date EU: December 6th, 2019