(Insomniac / Playground Music, 2008)
Poets Of The Fall, at the moment one of the most interesting rock bands from Finland that is in the last decade recognized as one of the strongest European countries when it’s about rock and metal music, released their third album “Revolution Roulette” and without any trouble took lead position on Finnish album chart. Not surprising at all!
Poets Of The Fall are the band that, since they impressed me by their first album “Signs of Life” I liked to call as Finnish Coldplay, on their new album presented a bit harder sound and lyrics that for a moment stagger by their realistic cruelty and without overdo POTF now can be called Finnish R.E.M. in melodically harder presentation.
opens the song “More” that introduces pure rockn’roll sound and clear POTF’s intention to leave the trace on the international rock scene. This album again brings very interesting melodies, nowise monotonous. “More” is followed by the song that is released as a first single taken from the album “The Ultimate Fling”, that is in the same time one of my personal favorites. Although this album didn’t bring any surprise, musically or lyrically, lyrics are this time closer to the cruel world of show biz but slot the modern world in general and althought the same blood runs through all songs, listener won’t have a problem to name favorites, depending of personal mood and prefered themes.
Special compliments I give to POTF also for keepinb vocal lines that perfectly fits to singer Marko as much as for catchy refrains “The Ultimate Fling”, “Psychosis” (that with its musical line reminds on the best Marylin Mansons works), “Miss Impossible” and extremely emotional ballade “Where Do We Draw The Line” that closes the album.
“Revolution Roulette”, is certainly stronly inspired by some of the best American rock works and also the album that will leave a trace on the old continent. That’s why with recommandation: don’t miss!, this times goes also: if you’ll have the chance to see POTF live, don’t miss it!
official website: www.poetsofthefall.com
Review: Ivana Sataić