Although the album, in several passages, falls into a more generic musical category, with sometimes too symmetric passages between the brutal and soft moments, the record has its merits. With good melodies and a decent pace, there is soul and consistency within the songs. Nevertheless, the lack of stronger and more genuine elements seems to disqualify the album a little, as in some moments you feel you are just listening to another generic band of the genre, similar to Seether, Creed, HIM or Three Days Grace, or an ingenious mixture of all of them. Don’t get me wrong. The band is great. Technically, there is nothing to complain. But they need to reshape their music a little, to add more authentic elements to it.
There are some good moments on the record, and they know how to structure their songs very well, and combine different rhythms, as well as breaking and interrupting them into unpredictable irregular nuances. Nevertheless, the flavor of some of the melodies makes them too dangerously close to pop rock, being an example the track Never There. And all the way through, it becomes impossible to ignore the fact that something is missing, perhaps a more incisive musical component, that could give them the level of excellence they seem to be searching for.
While In Tenebris manages to be just an average album, it offers interesting possibilities. Technically, there is nothing here to complain. You have competent musicians, playing good music. Nevertheless, they fall a little off in the creativity component, which is a shame, since they have potential to go beyond any limits that might be doing a little harm to their artistic goals. Personally, I think they have yet to develop the peculiarities of an individual style, to escape the more generic sound they unfortunately display, and that could possibly associate them with the radio friendly bands I’ve pointed out some lines above.