Close To The Flames

Deep Shadows

Epica Records EP0098100 July 15, 2016

  • Close To The Flames

    The Hellband

  • Beautiful

    The Hellband

  • Pretending

    The Hellband

The vocals are – as mentioned earlier – another element that catches the attention. And they do so fairly quickly. Most people are somewhat familiar with Valo and his dark brooding voice. But here, it isn’t nearly as monotone as it is today. Here it is much more vivid, passionate and energetic – and believe it or not, much much much darker. To top it off, he sings with a far more upper-class British-like accent here than on recent albums, where it’s obvious that he’s lived on the west coast of the USA.