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“Angels” by The 69 Eyes

Artist: The 69 Eyes
Title: “Angels”
Label: Caroline Records
Release Date: 3/6/2007
Genre: Gothic Rock
Rating: 3.5/5

Hails to The Helsinki Vampires for they have returned to us with “Angels” on their side. Yes fiends and dwellers in the dark, The 69 Eyes are back and present to us some rocking new music and on a brand new label to boot. One of the things that make “Angels” special is the fact that it’s the first releases by the group to come out at the same time in most parts of the world as opposed to the States waiting almost a year to have it like we experienced with “Devils”. For those that might be unaware, The 69 Eyes are another one of those overnight sensations from Finland who have been around for almost two decades and their strong underground popularity has allowed them to build a following that is second to none. “Angels” finds the band picking up where they left off with “Devils” and the overall result is not as dark and brooding as the predecessor but still grooves with the Gothic Rock vibe that the band excels at. The listener will find subtle similarity on a couple of tracks but it seems as though these were done on purpose for the offer some consistency and relation to this and the last release. “Angels” starts it off in cryptic fashion as Jyrki 69 sings of an apocalyptic time that finds us at the end of the world. A good track, but followed by the stronger “Never Say Die”, which is this album’s “Lost Boys” as far as a track to find you speeding down some highway.
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