The 69 Eyes – X

The 69 Eyes borrow elements from a music library incredibly vast. To say that they supply signature twists and turns would be a bit of a stretch but there’s no denial in their ability to provide us with Goth ‘N’ Roll so melodic and relevant to sometimes crude and wild for the amorous bunch.

Fashion Bomb: Visions of the Lifted Veil

“Visions of the Lifted Veil” is the sophomore album from Fashion Bomb. The cover art displays the band looking water-drowned gothic in front of a rainy post apocalyptic Chicago background. Their sound isn’t very gothic sounding. The closest they really get is some of the guitar sounds remind me a lot of Marilyn Manson.

Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble of Shadows: Es reiten die Toten so schnell (or The Vampyre Sucking at his Own Vein)

It’s an eerily attractive package for those who appreciate agonized expressions, androgynous bodies, and the aesthetics of the damned. What it all sounds like is a graveyard chamber orchestra, complete with strings and horns performed by a long list of guest musicians and produced by John A. Rivers (Love and Rockets, Dead Can Dance, Buzzcocks).