To/Die/For – Epilogue

To/Die/For - Epilogue

”Epilogue” is To/Die/For’s 2nd release under this monicker (formerly known as Mary-Ann) and upon the first spin one finds an instantly appealing gothic metal release. While the Finnish band is obviously continents away from being a part of mainstream radio, the CD is full of shorter tracks (for gothic metal standards) and possesses quite a few potential internet radio singles.

“Hollow Heart” (a chart topping track in their native Finland) being an upbeat example as lead vocalist Jape Peratalo shines with backing support from Lullacry’s Tanja. The equisite “Veiled” is a beautiful ballad that layers an icy chill across the room. Fortunately, the CD is not so heavily gothic to the point of scaring away non-goth fans. Fans of bands along the lines of Amorphis could definitely appreciate “Epilogue”.