It’s sad when an awesome band disbands. Yes, I put those two words back to back. But even though they’re no longer together, this is an album that would have made it very far. All the elements are there with a sexy front woman who has a voice from the gods, guitars and bass and drums from the fires of Hades and a producer that knows how to pull it off. Steve Dwyer did an excellent job with Christine, Brian, Jared, Corey and Brandon. They are metal in the vein of All That Remains, Kittie and even surpass them in many ways. Check them out at ArdorBand.com but read this review to help you decide.
“Unity” unzips the album’s pants and says, “look here, my balls are big!” Christine’s back and forth with screaming and singing is breathtaking and the hooks throughout this song will let you know that what follows is a metal treat.
“To Forget With Time” is heavy and beautiful. The lyrics are magic and the feel of the song is a winner.
“The Threat” gets me good. In fact, I just turned around and punched the crap out of my dog. Just kidding, I don’t have a dog but I gotta punch something.
“A Love Like Mine” plays next and this was the one that turned me onto them in the first place. The chorus is mesmerizing, the guitar riffs and leads are delicious and the male growl voice helps paint the tone of what this song is truly about.
“Lost In Black” is even better and the first half of this album has got me singing sweet tones.
“Voices” is hypnotic in its metal way. I wonder if Christine has a pair in her pants. There’s something about her vocals that surpass all other female bands. There is no Evanescence comparison here.
“Be(lie)ved” is like being slapped by a gang of octopuses. I’m ready to wrestle something.
“Me Vs. You” is the heaviest yet and I’m wondering if Christine is possessed.
“Like A Prayer” makes my testicles tight. It’s a Madonna cover and I think even Madonna dropped her jaw. I might listen to the rest of this album without pants on.
Sadly, “On Broken Wings” ends this album but it does so with power. There’s a lot of variety in this song and I am overloaded with joy.
All in all, I am blown away with this debut. They definitely had a sound that many would adore. While they aren’t together anymore this CD still belongs in your mp3 player. All the guitar, bass, vocal, melodies, production value and ball stomping are in full effect which leaves me no choice but to grade this one and only album an A!