The 69 Eyes

Blessed Be

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The 69 Eyes' previous album stormed onto the Finnish album chart, and the intention surely was that Blessed Be would do the same. Blessed Be is very straightforward goth rock aimed just for radio. Even though listeners may not expect a lot from a goth rock band, the 69 Eyes still recycle the same old ideas, and as an album, Blessed Be is utterly boring. Sure, single hits such as "Gothic Girl" and "Brandon Lee" may sound okay, but as a whole it is hard to listen to this all the way through because of its repetitiveness. The 69 Eyes' only catch seems to be their imago: low vocals, heavy guitars, and a gothic look. And that, naturally, is not a condition for a good album if there isn't anything else to offer.

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