Album Review: Poison Berries by Stygian Veil

Album Name: Poison Berries
Artist: Stygian Veil
Year/Label: 2002 / Independent

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Stygian Veil’s CD is like a dark fairy tale. Singer Gina Degnars recalls a gothic Tori Amos while the band back her with more sonic darkness.

The beauty of the songs are matched by their twisted nature. The powerful imagery in Degnars’ lyrics is underscored by the dramatic music. The use of a spoken word section in “Don’t Cast Stones” elevates an already good song.

Sometimes this reminds me of the marvellous Jill Tracy.

It’s perhaps not an album for everyone, but it deserves attention from more adventurous listeners.

Posted on January 27, 2002

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Everyhing
2. Just Here
3. Lie
4. Leader
5. The Other Me
6. Buttery Hands
7. Don’t Cast Stones
8. You Need Help
9. Poison Berries
10. Catch My Breath
11. Nothing More
12. Karma
13. Doll House
14. True
15. Safe

[Stygian Veil Official Site]


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