THE BAPTIST "Different degrees of empty"
Frank the Baptist is a gothicrock band that has been around in the American underground since 1997. Only now a, new German gothicrock, label has released their debut album. This first release by Strobelight Records sets high hopes for the future.
Frank the Baptist
plays high quality and an original brand of melancholy rockmusic. The 80s
wave influences a very evident in their music, as opening
song Falling Stars instantly makes clear. This song is reminiscent of the sound of The Chameleons. Just like this 80s band Frank the Baptist knows how to bring atmosphere in rock songs.
The nice thing
about Frank the Baptist is that this band doesnt try very hard to be
gothic. They just play nice melancholy songs that at times are even a bit
poppy. Songs like Number One, Echoes of Never and
On My Tongue sound all dreamy and sad but never depressive. The
dynamics in the songs, and on the album as a whole, work very well. Different
Degrees of Empty is a very nice debut, both for the band as for the label.
label: Strobelight Records | [ review posted on 24-6-2003, written by MvG]