To me, on the first album, their influences stole the spotlight from them. On this album however, it feels like a band that's slowly starting to stand on their own. And it makes me want to keep an eye on these guys. Now don't get me wrong, the first album was decent, enjoyable, nostalgia-rock. But nothing really stood out about it. This album however, does, right from the get go. Now don't get me wrong again: The influences here are also apparent. HOWEVER, and I can only speak for myself, it doesn't feel like they get drowned by their influences here as much as they did on their first album.
The lyrical content seems better on the first album, but this stands out as an album to me, not just leftover tracks - and I prefer it. That opener should set the [tag]huge[/tag] gap in sound between the two allbums - I think you listeners are not paying close enough attention because critics/the media have said again and again and over again what to expect: which becomes hard to ignore.
"...But pretty good and entertaining" - Yes, that's what matters - Also, the formula seems "unoriginal" because it's flawless. When you mix gothic rock with electronics (specifically synthpop) you get one hell of a sound, that few can do correctly
[artist]The Frozen Autumn[/artist] and [artist]Clan of Xymox[/artist] extend on this sound, check them out! You need to hear them (not just one song, a few songs from different albums) in order to understand the music She Wants Revenge makes.
when i heard she wants revenge the first time i was very impressed. this music just touchs me, it makes me feel that i still life. WOW ! " Still it's hard to say goodbye,
But it's even worse to live a lie... " from Walking Away
everythng from depech mode to joy divison to siouxie and the banshees can be heard here! much more of an " album "than the first one which seemed to drag on and on. I do love the first album too, but this is far more developed! a good listen