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Brighter Fires / Press

“Originality, excellent musicianship, strong writing and sparkling production are in short supply in indie music and Brighter Fires deliver all in droves on this record.”

“Brighter Fires is an album ripe with anthemic and sometimes haunting experimental variety... A new regular in my current playlist.”

“I can’t stop listening to it! ...damn if I don’t love everything off this release.”

“Brighter Fires is comprised of Andy Deane and Gopal Metro, the founding members of Virginia’s Bella Morte. It is clear that Andy and Gopal truly bring out the best in each other. The duo’s trademark darkwave elements are made stronger by cleaner, and more complex synth work. Andy’s voice evokes the early days [of Bella Morte], but now with greater range and strength. And Gopal’s bass lines remind us why post-punk/goth music is a haven for real bass players, both driving and decorating each track with a noticeably melodic songwriter’s style. Overall, this album will pull-off the rare trick of pleasing not only the die-hard/old-school Bella Morte fans, but also their more recent fans, and even roping in people that weren’t familiar with anyone or anything that came before this moment.”