Velvet Darkness They Fear certainly has a distinctive sound, with Theatre of Tragedy's plodding goth-metal backing the almost death-metal rasp of Raymond Rohonyi and the feather-light Liv Kristine Espenas. However, the long songs tend to ramble a bit, and truth be told, neither vocalist seems especially powerful. All this is not to say that Theatre of Tragedy has no potential; they just haven't quite fulfilled it yet.
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AllMusic Review by Steve Huey