Listening to this album inflicts the same sadness as when I see “The Crow” because I know that this will be the last offering by the artist. It is ironic that Warrel sings, “Mother is the Word for god” – a line from the movie “The Crow” (and it is sorrowfully coincidental that I recently met the writer of the graphic novel prior to hearing the song).
It is hard to hear “Kill me in my dreams” – I wonder if Warrel was conscious when he died.
The guitar on this album seems imitative of Jeff Loomis at times, a tad shameful, not so much for the mimicry, but because the style isn’t why I like the music – it is, and always was, Warrel’s voice that carried the tune.
There are some new approaches, however.
It doesn’t seem necessary to review this album – it will be heard out of respect, curiosity, or a friend’s insistence.
I am grateful that enough was salvaged to finish this final work. Another Great One is gone, and I see no replacements for those we lost. Farewell.