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Chock full of infectious tunes.

I vividly recollect buying the 'Dead Letters' album by Finnish band The Rasmus fourteen years ago, mainly due to the hit single 'In The Shadows'. It was a catchy tune and managed to dent the Top Five in the UK. At the time, I didn't realise that '...Letters' was their fifth long player and I must admit I quickly forgot about the band – I'm not quite sure why if I am honest. Anyway, I was a little surprised that the band were still a going concern when asked to review The Rasmus' latest opus.

'Dark Matters' is the band's ninth release and their first album for five years. Vocalist Lauri Ylönen has been busy working on his solo career and re-locating to California, apart from that, I'm not quite sure why the long delay.

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Album opener 'Paradise' quickly had my feet tapping away to its infectious beats. Ylönen has a fine voice and the backing vocals and the guitar melody make it impossible not to like the track. 'Something In The Dark' continues the radio-friendly theme with its hummable chorus. The production is crystal clear so that each instrument stands out. 'Wonderman' begins with a heavy guitar and it underpins the tune with Ylönen again showing off his pipes. Not that I pay any attention to the meaningless singles charts these days, however, I could quite easily see any of these songs being "hits" if they received decent airplay. 'Nothing' backs up this statement – a simple guitar riff with a few synths and keyboard samples and my feet are tapping once again, and of course Ylönen's vocals are the icing on the cake.

'Dark...' is chock full of infectious tunes and 'Empire' even has a few electronic beats. Some of our readers may question why this album is being reviewed in 'Fireworks' and on Rocktopia, however, those with a wider ranging taste will find plenty to enjoy within this album, admittedly there aren't many crashing guitars or scintillating solos, but if you like the lighter side of Rock with catchy tunes then you may want to check out 'Dark Matters' – it's certainly revived my interest in the band.

Az Chaudhry

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