Blackfinger – When Colors Fade Away
“When Colors Fade Away” is Blackfinger’s new album. The band’s leader, Eric Wagner, is Trouble’s former singer and as you probably guess, the band plays melodic doom metal. This is the second album of Blackfinger and it was released on 15th of September from M-Theory.
This album has a lot of similarities with Trouble’s music, as it was something natural for you to expect. Eric Wagner continues to compose the melodic dark doom metal that the masters of this genre presented to us back in the days. The most characteristic part of this album is the simplicity of the music. The riffs, the drums, the bass, the vocal lines, all of these are very simple but on the other side, they are enough to make you feel the sadness and the magic of this music.
The album has a lot of ‘70s influences, with Black Sabbath being the most recognizable. The melodies are very catchy, without having fillers. You can only listen to real music and Wagner’s pain presented through his amazing and scary voice. Oh yes, scary and creepy. Please, don’t tell me that the “My Old Soul” didn’t give you some goosebumps with its beautiful chorus.
As for the production, you won’t find something to bother you, I guarantee that to you. The sound is very clear, without losing this ‘70s/’80s feeling. Also, you can hear every instrument without searching for the bass lines (and believe me, the bass player did some great job there)!
If you are searching for an album that it’s different and it’s going to explore new music paths, then you’re not into this album. On the other hand, if you want to chill out and listen to some real ‘70s melodic and dark doom metal, with simple riffs and orchestrations, then don’t think about that. This album is the best soundtrack for you right now. Give it a listen.