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CD Review – Midas Fall (Scottish alternative rock, baby!)

Eleven, Return and Revert

Monotreme Records

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.

http://www.midasfall.com


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