The new Trail of Tears album, "Free Fall Into Fear" is finally released !
As this is the first TOT album without female singer, it asks some time to 'accept' the new TOT universe : actually, it is in the prolongement of "A New Dimension Of Might", but with less melodic passages and more extremes sound/vocals assaults in a still more dark and frightening world.
Probably, "A New Dimension Of Might" will remain the best album with a female singer, paradoxically because it was opening the way to "Free Fall Into Fear", an album where TOT seems by moments to flirting with Cradle of Filth and exposes a more direct sound, although the construction of the songs is still very complex, using with skill and talent the electronical resources to define better a sound full of fear ....
Interesting to see that TOT has decided that a music that corresponds more to his original goal doesn't need a female singer. A more radical choice than Tristania (where Vibeke remains, but shares the vocals with 2 male singers), that's the TOT choice, and after some listenings, it seems coherent and acceptable. Probably a new source of discussion ?