Released: 2002, Century Media
Reviewer: El Cid
Here we have Sentenced’s new full length offering and like in previous releases, Senteced’s depressive mood is still present and accounted for. Showcasing tracks like “Cross my Face and hope to die”, “The luxury of a Grave” or “Excuse my while I kill myself” you can certainly expect happy lyrics :D
Quite frankly Sentenced had lost me completely after the release of their last album, CRIMSON in which the best thing I found to talk about was Niklas Sündin’s cover artwork (http://www.cabinfevermedia.com
) . That album lacked everything I used to like about Sentenced! But enough of that, THE COLD WHITE LIGHT is actually a good album.
Generally speaking, Ville’s vocals are extremely tight, the guitar work is a catchy and up tempo’ed in most of the album and the bass lines are quite inventive and caught my ear with ease.
Talking about their musical content, Sentencced have reduced the Heavy side (yet again) but this time it doesn’t take a huge toll over the entire album, it sort of adds something to the sound.
More harmonic and Melodic than ever, Sentenced have found a formula that might just work wonderfully in future releases! Give this album a try and don’t judge it before it’s over. There are many surprises in contained in this 45 minute long offering!
Choice Cuts: “Neverlasting” (****)