After many years, I’m here writing about music in the old school way because of some technical issues with my laptop, and surprisingly about a special project from Germany, Jacob’s Fall.
The first thing that caught my attention while listening to Jacob’s Fall for the first time was the originality value of their music. They didn’t sound like any other German bands, where German bands so often sound like each other, and separated themselves fully with their characteristic vocalist who’s got international listenability in his English pronunciation.
At the same time, we shouldn’t forget the fact that we are only talking about their debut album, cause Escape the Gravity is originally off from their debut studio album called, The War We Miss, released in 2019. Musically, they reminded me of gothic rock, melancholic metal, Anathema, HIM, and Riverside influences with additional German vibes. This is special, and I believe they’ve got potential, and deserve recognition for their solid character.
The technical side of things needs a few words as well. In my book, they play a crucial role in this successful outcome. The sound is beautifully polished and commercialized, which reminded me of Metallica’s Black Album, in terms of commercial potential. In this case, two great things come together in one piece, impressive sound with German gothic metal.