Roundtable Review: Tears of Martyr – Tales

Tears of Martyr CoverLabel: Massacre Records

Release Date: 26 April 2013

Songs: 10

Length: 42 minutes

Genre: Gothic/symphonic metal

Studio Albums: Entrance (2009)

Location: Madrid, Spain 

WarpRider – I much prefer her vocals to his. The vocal contrast seems like it’s been done so many times in other bands that it’s not very innovative. They have some catchy songs, but the opera style such as that of “Mermeid and Loneliness” is thick with cheese and a bit over the top. 2.5

Irmelinis – A good, solid album if you like operatic vocals and a Nightwish-like melodic heaviness. It has wolves, ravens, vampires and witches. All spiced up with a Celtic folk influence and sexy male growling. 3.0

ChristopherMammal – The sound balance for the male vocals sounded off on the first track. After that, however, Tears of Martyr glide through a charming selection of songs, from theatrical to harder to mellow and gentle. Berenice Musa has a delightful operatic soprano voice, the passages of Spanish acoustic guitar add earthiness, and the collective passion flows smoothly like a vintage Rioja wine. 4.0

A Metal State of Mind Score – 3.2

 

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About ChristopherMammal

I've made it to Mammal. I still hope to be classified as Human one day. Meanwhile I have evolved enough to recognise different types of music as well as the shrieks of certain vervet monkeys who are known for their scurrilous behaviour in the proximity of unguarded bananas.

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