“With The House Of Wonders, Lovelorn Dolls offer a catchy album with emotive yet open-minded atmosphere. The whole combines elements from Electro-Pop, Goth-Rock, Gothic Metal, Indie Rock, Alternative and Classical Music. It’s not the kind of melancholic love-song sadness, yet rather a symbiosis of multi-dimensional ambiance with both poppy-like prediction and sudden surprises. Fans of Autumn, Evanescence, Lacuna Coil or Garbage need to check this out!”
“The album kicks off with “House of wonders”, a short instrumental track that really does sound superb and builds the atmosphere nicely – it’s something you could certainly imagine hearing on a Nightwish album.
The first full-blown song is “Afterdark”. It’s a superb start to the album with great vocals, guitars and keyboards all combining to give a rich heavy sound
“Purple” is a track that will really appeal to Lacuna Coil fans – there’s a real Lacuna Coil feel to the song – stronger here than elsewhere on the album.
“Euphoria” is another great song – a keyboard-heavy sound and a good strong chorus make this one of the best songs on the album. Having said that, although its one of my favourites, the whole album is top quality – there isn’t a single weak track here, just a load of really good songs. An excellent album – 9.5/10”
“Lovelorn Dolls are really good and they know how to entertain the listener. I can advice it for all the lovers of bands like Evanescence and Lacuna Coil with a touch of electronics/industrial.”
Femme Metal Webzine
“The House of Wonders is quite a fabulous, dark trip through a Tim Burton-esque landscape. it's fun, it's got lots of great hooks, and I loved the sounds Lovelorn Dolls created here. Describing themselves as "dark rock/alternative", I would definitely agree with that assessment, and for me this was a journey to somewhere I don't go often, and I very much liked that about this album. Music should take you places, and The House of Wonders was a great trip indeed.”
“Musically, Lovelorn Dolls reminds me a lot of The Birthday Massacre in that there are macabre and nightmarish tones to the music, again with a childlike innocence hovering over it all. (...) The video for “After Dark” is aesthetically stunning. It’s an animated journey that combines the dark elements of Grimm’s Tales with haunting visuals that are at once childlike and horrific. The video was animated and directed by Emily Weeks, who created a beautiful micro-cosmos for Lovelorn Dolls’ music. The concept and story was arranged by Lovelorn Dolls’ Kristell Lowagie and graphical artist Emily Weeks while the track was mastered by Victor Love from Dope Stars Inc.”
“The Belgian goth metal act Lovelorn Dolls have released a new video for ”After Dark” which is off their March 2013 release The House of Wonders. The concept and story was arranged by Lovelorn Dolls’ Kristell Lowagie and graphical artist Emily Weeks and the video was animated and directed by Emily Weeks. Fairy tale mythology and imagery are nothing new for Lovelorn Dolls but this video feels very current and fits in nicely with pop culture’s focus on a dark fairy tale aesthetic as seen with the recent release of the trailer for Disney’s Maleficent and the popularity of TV shows like Once Upon a Time and Grimm.”