CD Review – Midas Fall (Scottish alternative rock, baby!)
Eleven, Return and Revert
The melancholy building of the songs on the debut album from Scottish alternative art-rockers Midas Fall are like a combination of British catalysts Hope for the States and the female-fronted rockers Flyleaf. The ten songs average over five minutes a piece and take a little patience to get through, but once you do, it is well worth it.
On “My Radio Star,” lead singer Elizabeth Heaton sounds like a perfect combination of Doloris O’Riordian of The Cranberries and new age vocalist Loreena McKennitt. Her accent peaks through periodically, giving the slow, brooding electric guitars and almost tribal beat a truly unique sound. She even get a little Shakira vibrato on “Fog Sky Nun.”
This is a stunningly melodic debut from, of all places, Edinburgh, Scotland.