Vlad In Tears are a band from Germany that plays a dark mixture of gothic rock and metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Unbroken" which will be released in August by NoCut Entertainment.
A very hard and heavy sound starts off the album along with some gothic style synths and clean singing vocals while you can also hear the influence of metal in the riffing which also gets very melodic at times and the music also incorporates a great amount of modern mainstream rock influences along with the energy of punk.
Melodic guitar leads can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording and as the album progresses clean playing along with some whispers can be heard in certain sections of the recording and the music also sounds like it would be a perfect fut for both AOR and modern rock radio stations while still also having some extreme metal elements in some of the tracks and as the album progresses the vocals also start getting more aggressive and one of the later songs also introduces acoustic guitars into the music.
Vlad In Tears plays a music style that takes goth and mixes it with modern rock and the heaviness of metal to create a style that is a little bit different, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion Vlad In Tears are a very decent sounding mixture of goth rock and alternative metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Blame Yourself" "Lies" "Still here" and "We're Done". 7/5 out of 10.