Released: 2003, Century Media
This is my first experience with Lullacry and my initial assessment is what a fun band!! These Finnish heavy rockers may not hold too much credibility with the die-hard underground fans but there is something catchy and infectious about this band.
This is their third release and clocks in at a modest 44 minutes or so spread over eleven tracks, only one longer than five minutes. Each cut here has hard rock radio potential with fairly conventional song structures. I don’t think the band are deliberately are targeting hit radio but the songs are so catchy that it might just have that mainstream cross-over appeal.
The new vocalist Tanja is excellent , her voice and style are an appealing blend of D. Pesch, L. Lane and L. Aaron. I can’t compare to the previous singer but I like what I hear. Her performance on ‘Over Me’ a mid-tempo track is particularly good, I felt.
The rest of the band plies a crunchy powerful rock style with big guitars, punchy drumming and excellent production, very clean and heavy but not too modern with tricks and effects. It is odd to have the relatively dark lyrics of tunes like ‘Heart of Darkness’, Pitch Black Emotions’, the title track and others sung over such up-beat tunes.
Check the band out at http://www.lullacry.com.
I’m certainly a new fan and will be going back to get the back catalogue and will be on board in the future for good time hard rock. I’m confident these songs could break the band to a larger audience.