FAREWELL TO WORDS
TEAR DOWN THIS WALL
The exuberant German sextet Farewell to Words exemplify versatility on TEAR DOWN THIS WALL. Boasting cohesive twin guitar metallics, a male-female vocal tradeoff, and a solid rhythm section, this five-track affair tantalizes the senses with the serpentine vocals and operatic arrangements borrowed from the likes of Lacuna Coil and Bleeding Through to Maroon and Arch Enemy. While failing to distinguish themselves from the pack, Farewell to Words' overall impression portrays enough hope for reinvention and evolution.