Since it went out "... One Day Less ", in 2007, Before The Rain showed up like one of the most solid proposals in the current line of Doom/Death Metal that is done in portuguese ground and trod his distance, more or less troubled, but always secure of the objectives that the band had the way of this new stage.
Looking to this new record, we can say that it sounds a little bit strange, as he does not seem the successor of "... One Day Less ", giving the clear idea that is lacking an album round about the way that prepares us for this new proposal. The differences are quite well-known, the growth of the band was very significant, the approach to the songs gained new outlines and the Before The Rain of today is already not similar with the ones 4 years ago; they are more ripe enough, cohesive, and the result is more stocking-dozen of wonders that have been leaving us the head to the wheel, where the fury interferes in such a natural form with so simple and sweet passages, where the chanted, sung and roared words coexist graciously while the minutes go by and everything fits naturally. The ones who already had the opportunity to appreciate these new songs live, will not deny the strength, power and involvement they gain in live acts. Here, seem that the Katatonia, My Dying Bride and Anathema (in his nearest version of the atmospheric rock) merge and not seldom these bands climb to the top of our thought, in so far as they could be touching very much any one of these compositions. But, strangely, the influences here sound very well.
This Before The Rain are different, musically and in its lineup. A deep remodelling in the band, with new elements, of which Gary Griffith is outstanding (of the North Americans Morgion), and some new musical approaches do from this band and from this "Frail" a serious case. Fragile, weak, delicate? Yes, completely that but, above all, mighty. (17.4/20)