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Tomorrow Will be Worse Than Today
Released: 2010, Independent
Finland’s Vergil has been around for quite some time now, getting their start way back in 1997. Various reasons conspired to make the band inactive (including the death of founding member Ari Haapanen in 2002), but they’ve now returned with their first professional release and debut EP.
You can tell that Vergil began back in the late ‘90s because there sound is certainly a relic from that time, when goth metal first started rearing its head. The band is firmly in the camp of the To/Die/For and Entwine style which is more rock than metal, so you won’t hear any growls or female vocals, nor long drawn-out dirges. What you will hear is some pretty good gothic rock that would have made a splash if it came out ten years ago. The guitars are appropriately jangly, the songs nice and direct, and Mika Musakka’s vocals are just the right style of gothic whine/moan to strike a chord with the kiddies.
Admittedly, the songs are very catchy and there’s nothing overly annoying about this disc...OK, the overly emo, wrist-slitting song titles and lyrics are kinda irritating. Anyway, Vergil is a perfectly acceptable goth rock band, just not a revolutionary or particularly interesting one.
1) Back To My Arms
2) Vanity of Life
3) Tomorrow Will Be Worse
4) Sister September’s Soul
Mika Musakka: Vocals
Antti Ahonen: Guitar
Jani Koskela: Guitar
Jani Loikas: Bass
Jari Koskela: Keyboards
Jukka Penttinen: Drums
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