Aug 2012 20

Darker Days Tomorrow - False ProphetsDarker Days Tomorrow
Category: Electro / EBM / Darkwave
Album: False Prophets
Stars: 4
Blurb: With seductive melodies, catchy synths, guitars, and vocals Darker Days Tomorrow put together a package that is gripping and interesting.


Darker Days Tomorrow was formed in 2004 and hasn’t slowed down since that time. Hoping to continue their past successes, they released False Prophets, an album with soothing and haunting melodies and vocals, synths that are hard to forget, and dark ambient sounds to accompany the danceable drums. Darker Days Tomorrow features both male and female vocals and this dynamic takes center stage throughout the album with great effect as the two volley back and forth or one sings lead while the other covers the backing vocals and sometimes even both. The instrumentation on False Prophets is ambient, dark, and hypnotic, being able to command the dance floor of your favorite shadowy club scene or just as fantastic for a car ride or just sitting back and listening.

With wind sounds and a synth opening that would be hard not to hum along to, False Prophets kicks off with “Idol,” a tone setter that is lead by the somewhat monotone vocals that seem to match the instrumentation perfectly, the guitars and bass completing the process and rounding out this nice opener. “Winter” is a track that will most likely take over any dark dance club with its steady drums and bass line that command you to move your body while the vocals lull you into hypnosis. The same qualities are held by “Tempest;” however, it is the first time you hear both male and female vocals together, a dynamic that comes off very well here. “Jaded” is a song that features guitars, synth keys, fuzzy bass, and melodic vocals that all play so well together that the song sounds like one giant beautiful noise pressed together and is one the album’s standout tracks. Another notable track is “Clamor,” which has a bit of a KMFDM feel to it with its up-tempo pace, light guitar riffs, and spacey keys. “What You Live” ends the album on a high note with more fantastic fuzzy bass, dance keys, and a faster tempo than the other tracks before; almost as if to say they want to smash you through to the album’s conclusion. Also featured here are remixes to “Tempest” and “Idol” by Assemblage 23 and The Gothsicles respectively. “Tempest” finds itself gutted open and transformed completely while “Idol” is slightly recreated and adds shouting male vocals in the background.

Darker Days Tomorrow continues its winning ways with False Prophets, an album whose melodies are matched by its dark and ambient instrumentation and partnered with controlling bass lines and dancing drums. There’s something here for any fans of dark and electronic compositions and most will not want to past up this fantastic piece in False Prophets.
Track list:

  1. Idol
  2. Winter
  3. Tempest
  4. Burned
  5. Pretty Thing
  6. Jaded
  7. Clamor
  8. Pristine
  9. What You Live
  10. Tempest (Assemblage 23 Remix)
  11. Idol (Poison Control Mix by The Gothsicles)

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Ovis Terrell Ross (TreverAeonIO)

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