The Faces of Sarah Lament
By Marcus Pan
Out of Britian, The Faces of Sarahs
Lament is the second album from these goth style rockers. Their style is
a bit heavier than older skool goth rock, finding a nice blend of metal and
gothic. The only problem I have with it is it doesnt strike me as
something Im going to remember hearing a day or two from now, and
Ive tested this theory. This is one of those hard reviews to write
The Faces of Sarah do a good job, but nothing really stands out.
Lament is a strong album with great playing, though
it can get easily lost in the shuffle with others of its ilk. They remind me a
bit of The Last Dance, for example, or even Libitina. This is their first
album in five years, marking a long hiatus plagued with line-up changes and
If I Could I Would but I Cant is a nice tune
with backing keys and wall-of-sound style musical makeup. You Should Have
Told Me is a nice, slow ballad with bright guitars and well done vocals by
Nick Schultz. Sick and Tired is a favorite, with a catchy guitar riff.
Were treated to another smoothly played and brooding power ballad in the
form of When the Mourning Comes, very well done and depressive. Wat
Dya Know is a faster catchy tune.
Overall, The Faces of Sarah do a good job at the goth rock
thang. Mixing a bit of a heavier guitar than the old skoolers with a wall of
sound style between those and the backing keys, its well produced and
Nicks vocals are excellent. But it can get lost easily in the mix of goth
rock, not really having anything amazing here that will stand out in my
The Faces of Sarah
Post: Flat 4, 8 Chatsworth Rd., Croydon, London, CR0 1HA, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 07800749069
 Interviewed in
Legends #139 and their latest, Whispers in Rage, was
reviewed in Legends #139 as well.
Parhelion was reviewed in Legends
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