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the album is great!
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New Imagica review!! It states Dead is an original song. Thanks to Bruce at I Die: You Die!

Replicas: The Birthday Massacre, "Imagica"
http://www.idieyoudie.com/2016/07/re...sacre-imagica/
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these reviews are great. very supportive!
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^ Yes indeed! :D It's so nice

THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE SET TO RELEASE UNDER YOUR SPELL JUNE 9, 2017
http://rockedreviews.net/the-birthda...-june-9-2017//

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“If Katniss Everdeen was re-imagined as a goth and a Gundam pilot waging a one-woman war to free Panem from ghoulish monsters as big as the sky, Toronto’s The Birthday Massacre would be uniquely suited to pen the score. And who wouldn’t want to watch that movie?” – Vanyaland

“Darkly lush, dancepop delight.” – All Music Guide

“Amid all the talented and adventurous bands of the second New Wave explosion, The Birthday Massacre is one of the best kept secrets.” – Jersey Beat
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On June 9, 2017, Metropolis recording artists THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE will release UNDER YOUR SPELL, their seventh release. These 11 songs reveal a side of the Canadian band that audiences may not have seen before. Proving to be the band’s most intimate and emotive record to date, Under Your Spell is a captivating hybrid of 80’s, electronica, and aggressive guitars, fused with dark, cinematic melodic progressions, blending the expansive breadth of The Birthday Massacre’s signature sound, creating a deeply personal, immersive collection of songs.

In addition, the band has announced a North American tour that kicks off on May 18th at Toronto’s The Opera House and circles the continent, hitting cities such as Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Orlando, NYC and Boston. (full dates below)

Driven by band’s signature, unique blend of spiraling synth melodies, walls of guitar, and evocative vocals, Under Your Spell hits all the bases that audiences have come to reliably expect from the band – songs that range from dark, aggressive anthems to danceable, pretty pop – and every shade in between.

There is a rawness to the emotion that is expressed through this album, an openness and vulnerability that perhaps feels new for the listener. It becomes clearer than ever through this release of the tight bond that exists between the band, and their willingness to explore heartbreak and loss together. With these songs, they have entered the darkness of the most fragile emotions, and come back with a cohesive and detailed portrait of music that captures both the anger and the hope that exist within a moment in time.

The Birthday Massacre continue to make the music that is so very unique to them. Once again, they have managed to create an album that somehow feels so familiar, yet challenges the listener to continue alongside them on their ever-changing, ever-growing journey.
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thanks for the share chimmy! great reviews
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The Birthday Massacre – Under Your Spell
http://planetmosh.com/the-birthday-m...er-your-spell/

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Up for review today is the outstanding new album ‘Under Your Spell‘ from the incredibly talented ‘The Birthday Massacre‘. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the band here is a little background on their development and their exciting journey to date: in 1999 the band formed, independently produced and released their first two albums ‘Nothing and Nowhere’ and ‘Violet’. The band were in high demand and obtained an incredible large and loyal fan base all over the world leading to the band signing to Metropolis Records in 2005. In 2007 the wait was over for fans as the band released the wildly popular ‘Walking With Strangers’ which lead to international performances for the band. In 2010 we were once again delivered an breathtaking release from the band ‘Pins And Needles’.

Over the years The Birthday Massacre have just managed to go from strength to strength, managing to secure their unique sound within the industry and firmly rooting their place within their fans’ hearts. The band’s upcoming seventh full length release ‘Under Your Spell’ (due to be released 9th June 2017) is yet another piece of brilliance to add to the bands discography, showing a true rawness and vulnerability which provides yet another layer to the bands depth and effect.


The first track from the album is the incredible ‘One’ which instantly delivers the truly unique sounds of ‘The Birthday Massacre’. The incredible Chibi’s vocals, as always, manage to take the listener on the journey and that instantly partnered with the guitars during the solo provides the perfect start to a long awaited album release.

‘Under Your Spell’ has a different feel from the other tracks on the album; it is more emotive, expressive if you will. The chorus and rhythm throughout is one which really stands out to myself in particular, it’s almost enchanting the listener into the music in ways that only ‘The Birthday Massacre’ can. The incredible sound as a whole on this song in particular is one which quickly is making this a personal favorite song of mine. Next up we have the very atmospheric opening sequence of the catchy ‘All Of Nothing’. Once again the band has managed to create yet another element to this album, a quicker, darker element with the incredible use of synths providing a truly unique melody of which the angelic Chibi blends her vocals providing this feeling of hope within this song in particular. The drumming on this track is also one which manages to truly rise above others on the album.

‘Without You’ comes in with a catchy and upbeat rhythm leading directly into the once again enchanting vocals especially when it comes to the chorus of this song. The strong drum beat and guitar use within this song aid in providing the listener with a very atmospheric plane of which you can hear the emotion behind the lyrics, it is a beautiful track. Now we are very pleasantly introduced to the incredible ‘Counterpane’ which truly packs an industrial punch that makes a huge impact in all the right ways. The tempo throughout this track is one which is very catchy not to mention the lyrics within the chorus which beguile the listener. Also the guitar tone on this track in particular is one killer slide away from being deadly!

Slowing the pace we are greeted with ‘Unkind’ which manages to use the truly angelic tones within Chibi’s vocals partnered perfectly with the amazing Rainbow’s varied talents creating a perfect overall piece. The solos in this track are a personal favorite of mine as they are guaranteed to get your feet moving. ‘Games’ has something a little different hidden within this track which is true to The Birthday Massacre’s style, there is a rather enticing whisper used which provides another level to the album as well as combining the bands vulnerability provided through the entire album.

My overall perception of ‘Under Your Spell’ has to be that the guys have gone above and beyond with the unique tones and rawness of the lyrics leading to the open feeling of the album. I would highly recommend this album to both old and new fans of the band. Leading me onto the subject of my personal favorite track which would have to be ‘Hex’ which provides all the dark elements encased within the band’s musical talent.

‘The Birthday Massacre’ have once again unleashed a an emotive collection of darkwave Gothic gems.
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