Album: World Of Make Believe
Release Date: March 4, 2016
Genre: Goth Rock
Edmonton goth rockers, Van Halst are about to release their debut album, World of Make Believe and its not quite what you would expect. Highly political and reminiscent of bands like Halestorm and Evanescence, Van Halst is an interesting adaptation on contemporary goth rock.
The albums title track is surprisingly punk rock for a goth band, but it is executed so well. The droning guitars, chanting group vocals and straight to the chest drumming build an interesting and somehow danceable tune, made considerably stronger by the lead vocalist’s very obvious abilities with the microphone.
I myself could hang out in a graveyard with my black make up drenched friends, and drink absinthe to this album, so I suggest you do the same!
Adam van Thiel was claimed by music journalism almost accidentally. He was invited to join the editoral staff at an online zine as a school project while studying Music Business. He is currently enrolled in Berklee School of Music Majoring in Music Business. He has been involved in the Canadian music scene for over 10 years. Adam has had the opportunity to conduct interviews with metal bands all over the world and spoken with some of the biggest name in Extreme music like Behemoth. In his free time Adam fronts a one-man black metal project releasing later this year, runs PoisonWood Music Group and presides over his very own record label.