and very melodious guitar-gothic in the tradition of classic bands
like Rosetta Stone, Vendemmian and Die Laughing, without this fashionable
things like dancebeats.
Produced by Justin Stephens, head of one of the
best English bands at the moment, Passion Play.
GOTH AS FUCK!!!
Moving Hands Music Magazine
German gothic rock came on strong during the nineties.
They were dark, pretentious and often they seemed to like the good
ol' Sisters or other icons of the darker school. By the end of the
century, most of the bands turned to metal or electro so I turned
my attention to the American goth scene. What we have here is surprising,
a new German band promising to play more traditional goth and with
Justin Stephens from Passion Play as producer, expectations rise.
When I listen to this five track release, it strikes me that it
does not sound German at all, which I suppose is good. The music
clearly reminds me of Passion Play, although the guitars differ
pretty much. They are very melodic and always present in the music
of Avaritia. While Passion Play have a more distinguished rock sound
regarding the guitars, Avaritia have a light, clinging sound and
they are the strength of this band! The sound of Avaritia could
be described as a cocktail made of equal parts X-Mal Deutschland,
Passion Play and Minnesota band Autumn with a cherry on top. The
guitars in "Challenge" remind me of Autumn. If it is a
theft it's a clever one. The vocals are female and she really can
sing, but they are somewhat unpersonal as female vocals often are.
The song material is also good, although there is an evident lack
of variation - all songs have the same sound and tempo, which makes
me happy that there are only five tracks on this release. If it
would've been an album with this similar songs, it wouldn't have
worked this well. I look forward to the next release and hope for