On January 25, 2012, Avatar released their fourth studio album, which is called Black Waltz in Sweden. It came out on Valentine's Day 2012 in the US, and hit number 25 on Swedish charts.
The single for the album happens to be the title track, "Black Waltz." It has a very creative music video and is the fifth song on the album. The song itself has a bit of an interesting vibe to it, because while its saying "Life is so wonderful, life is so beautiful" its all coming from a man that's going insane. Which is sort of fitting because they made the front man, Johannes Eckerström, look a bit like a dark clown for the music video. This started a theme for him, as he very regularly now wears face paint for photo shoots and concert performances.
Honestly one of the better songs we've heard from Avatar. We can actually understand what he's screaming, and its very well done. The music video is also very creative and interesting, if anyone was wondering.
Another track we really wanted to mention was "Paint It Red", because its actually quite intriguing. Much like "Black Waltz" it gives you a certain imagine in your head just based off the lyrics. Its speaking directly to a woman that they keep calling "Little Miss J" and it sounds almost as if she's a vampire. Or he is, one of the two. Either way, its a very interesting track.
We haven't exactly been the biggest fan of Avatar, but this album did draw our attention a bit. Through out it, we saw a lot of creativity and appreciated that a lot! This review also is what completed Avatar's discography thus far, so please be sure to check out the rest of the reviews we've done for them.
After you've done that, please be sure to head on over to Avatar's website They will be performing at many festivals coming up here very soon, such as Fort Rock, Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Rock On The Range,Rocklahoma, and more! Many more are in Europe as well! Further information can be found on their official website or the respective festival websites.
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