Delain are a band from the Netherlands that plays a symphonic form of goth metal and this is a review of their double live 2017 album "A Decade Of Delain - Live At Paradiso" which will be released on October 27th by Napalm Records.
Audience cheers starts off the album before going into more of a symphonic direction along with some operatic female vocals while the guitar solos and leads are done in a very melodic fashion and they also mix the symphonic and heavy parts together as well as the riffs also using a great amount of melody.
A couple of the tracks also bring in quest vocals from the singers of Arch Enemy, Nightwish, Theater Of Tragedy and Fear Factory while death metal growls can also be heard in certain sections of the recording along with a great amount of goth metal elements also being added into the music and as the album progresses some songs also incorporate electronic music elements and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them, some songs also bring in a small amount of clean guitars.
Delain plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in more of a modern symphonic and gothic metal direction while elements of death metal can also be heard at times, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover pain, sorrow, yearning and love themes.
In my opinion Delain are a very great sounding symphonic goth metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this double live album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hands Of Gold" "Fire With Fire" "Stay Forever" and "We Are The Others". 8 out of 10.