Link to album - https://band.link/raindigo
If you are divine, You'll belong to them!
Raindigo are the major rowdies of Russian Gothic Metal, bursting into the dark scene so precipitously that they are assigned the place of the self-proclaimed kings of romantic sadness, seasoned with vehemence and passion. The name of the debut album "Goth’n’Roll" is not a reference to 69 eyes, but only a waymark of a genre to which the Finnish compass of Helsinki Vampires led. Here's the cover: the name of the album is tattooed on a scorching hot female booty with letters in an ornate font and crowned with a cartoonish devil's tail. Perhaps this could be the 80s glam metallers cover if they suddenly would decide to turn into Goths: poetic finesse was never so hot and carnal as on this damn attractive piece (by the way, I'm not talking about the model’s backside, it's all about the album itself). No kidding in Steel Panther's 'Balls Out' style: Raindigo's album is a serious bid for a pedestal of retired 'HIM', who left the place of the king of Gothic romance empty. But if the Masters made Death embrace with Love, Raindigo with no doubt drives the Death portrayed to be precisely enclosed in the arms of a crazy and furious Sex. A principle placed at the heart of the album is voiced in the chorus of the critically acclaimed hit single "Black Girl": "You are divine ... You'll be mine". The lyrical hero of the song, confident, daring, perky and tossy, sings about the eccentric and uncontrollable girl whose cold heart he is trying to conquer. And if your taste is truly divine, then the heat of dark romance from Raindigo will melt your cold heart (we all know that in life, unlike Disney cartoons, it’s not enough to just simply kiss a sleeping princess). The album opens with heavy riffs of "Green Eyes", reminiscent of Lacrimas Profundere "Pearl", but also could make someone remember early Paradise Lost and Sentenced. The first song reveals a delicate and heartworming guitar work and multifaceted vocals: sometimes soft, sometimes almost opera chant, sometimes reminiscent of Jyrki's (of 69 eyes). "Right Now" and "Black Girl" are basically headbanging songs forcing you to show what you've got, while the second "horns up tune" has such a memorable chorus that it became an undoubted hit and even made it to the video. "Dance Baby" could be considered as an hommage to David Bowie influenced new wave and synth-pop of 80s but packaged in a heavy alternative rock wrapper. The mix of vaudeville and cabaret made in the beginning of “Sweet Poison” musically echoes “Dance Baby”, but in fact this song marks the beginning of the end of a truly Gothic album in as it should - on a strong note and with a flair of vampirism. This theme is continued by “Killing me” and ended up by a song called - of course! - "Livin 'in the Night" with a voice, as if crying in the desert, lover, who confesses sympathy for his beloved girlfriend after 2000 years as sincerely as Robert Plant in the 70s - wholeheartedly, devotedly and willingly to love his lady right here and now, as if she was the same "Black Girl" that was sung at the beginning of the album, and with a song about which "Livin 'in the Night" echoes musically. And if you yearned for the quality heavy melancholy music with a pinch of rock and roll pungency, then the album of Raindigo, ready for the status of tomorrow’s cult, is all you need for now: quench the bitterness with the passion and bathe the sorrow in the vice! …….. For fans of: HIM, The 69 Eyes, Sentenced, Poisonblack, Charon, To/Die/For, Paradise Lost, Negative, End of Green, Lacrimas Profundere, Charon, Reflexion, The Rasmus