ENTWINE – Chaotic Nation
Catchy melodic gothic hard rock here on the latest album from Finland’s Entwine. Possibly a little more modern in terms of some of the talk/ singing elements or choice of groove parts drummer Aksu Hanttu throws out on songs like "Saint of Sorrow" and "Plastic World", there is a lot of HIM and latter day Sentenced at the heart of this all. Some material even veers into that Fall Out Boy/ alternative pop side that gains modest radio exposure, as vocalist Mika Tauriainen has a smooth resonance up and down his register for "As We Arise" or the throwback rocker "The Evil Lies in the Shadows" (‘you created the Frankstein’ reverberating in my head for days).
A guilty pleasure for certain, "Chaotic Nation" see-saws around its gothic hard rock/metal roots while being current enough to gain new appeal to the younger generation.