|1. Before The Fire - The Cruxshadows|
|2. Return (Coming Home)|
|4. The Seraphs|
|7. Go Away|
|8. The 4th Phase|
|10. Orphan Wing|
|14. Spiral (Don't Fall)|
Top Customer Reviews
Return (Coming Home) - Upbeat, dancy, fresh and the violin is just fantastic! This was also a brilliant track live and nothing is lost in the recording!
Binary - A bit more industrial-ish than before now, again, dancable, (I'll be saying this a lot), catchy tunes and riffs, more brilliant violin in the middle, with a fantastically panned spoken vocal.
The Seraphs - One of my faveourites, lyrically. Another brilliant beat, with fab contrasting violin and sound fx. Really like the synth on this track.
Spectators - My faveourite track on the album. It feels very deep, and melancholy (if you get what i mean there). Again, lyrically, its brilliant. Slower than previous tracks on the album, the sort of track you can sit down to and be mellow. Brilliant vocal work.
Tears - Again, this was brilliant live. Another bouncy dance track, more good synth. More catchy tunes. Can't help but move to this.
Go Away - Another slower track. Very deep and sad, beutifully put together. The FX are good and not over used. More beutiful lyrics on this track "Forever seems like just an empty promise."
This track moves me.
The 4th Phase - More upbeat, nice violin work. Heavy, thudding bass keeps it moving.
Earthfall - Heavy, industrial beat and sfx. Another danceable track. Less vocals than other tracks, but it doesn't really need them.
Orphean Wing - More catchy tunes, and another great beat. I feel its a little different to the other tracks on the album, but still a brilliant peice.
Carnival - I LOVE THIS! Its kooky and twisted and brilliantly put together.Read more ›
Wishfire hit the shelves.. I had heard Tears earlier on and it was great but Wishfire was a shock. The band grew a lot between the time Paradox was released till Wishfires release.. The word explosive comes to mind. The band sounds stronger then ever.. powerful.. moving.. they were already that but even moreso now.
Resist/r - totally moving.. with a huge universal message that people should pay attention to.. great song. sweeping electronics that just sound explosive... Hearing this one live was totally moving..
Return (coming home) - from the violin intro with the mix of keys being played under it.. great.. lyrically great.. and just as powerful as Resist...
Go Away - this is the tear jerker..the one that can bring tears to the eyes.. a bit slower then the other songs on the disc but it's my favorite track probably. Those who adored Sympathy for tomorrow will adore this track even more probably.
Carnival - this song is just spooky with headphones..Read more ›
The sound is very interesting combining technological and traditional instruments including a violin. The lead singer's voice is basically what you'd expect to hear in the stereotyped Goth music but his singing is very clear. The lyrics are included with the CD so you can follow along.
One thing that makes it difficult for me to review this CD is that the tracks all blend together. This makes it a bit difficult to focus on any particular song; I can't guarantee that I'd successfully divided up the songs. This is especially true for tracks 2, 3, and 4 which blend very well together.
Several of the songs are very techno, fast paced, and intense in both lyrics and music. "Return (Coming Home)", "Binary", and "Seraphs" are all very intense techno driven pieces that as said earlier blend together. "Orphean Wings" fits well with the video I'll mention in a moment.
Other tracks are softer; the violin can be clearly and cleanly heard. #5 "Spectators" which has an ethereal sound which works well because the lyrics are about feeling that those around you can?t understand since they only watch life. #7 "Go Away" is a very traditional "I've been dumped" sort of piece with a dark tone obviously. #8 "The 4th Phase" seems to be about an abusive relationship and here the soften quality only heightens the horror of the situation. "Resist" uses parts of Martin Luther King?s speeches to hammer home the idea of society verses the individual; a feeling that many people, not just Goths, can relate to.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
When I first heard "Wishfire", I wasn't sure what I had been given, but I quickly grew attached to it. Read morePublished on Feb. 4 2004 by H. Smith
This cd is mindblowing. It was the first Cruxshadows CD I ever heard and it turned me into a fiercely loyal fan. Read morePublished on Feb. 4 2004
This is not your average gothic darkwave band! It is powerful and passionate, with complex lyrics and themes. Read morePublished on Feb. 2 2004 by R. Cooper
This is by far one of the best gothic/darkwave CDs I have stumbled across in years... it's a catchy, addictive, powerful and even danceable album that I don't think I could go more... Read morePublished on Feb. 2 2004 by H. Smith
Wishfire (ENHANCED) is the 5th full length album released by THE CRUXSHADOWS and their 8th release overall. Read morePublished on Jan. 31 2004 by William A. Conner II
The Cruxshadows are without a doubt the best Darkwave has to offer. This is CD is perfect: gripping, powerful, and great to dance to! Read morePublished on Jan. 31 2004
I've been a fan of The Cruxshadows for a few years now, and I have to say this is one of my favorite CD's of theirs. Read morePublished on Jan. 31 2004
There's nothing quite like this band, it's insipred from classical myth and crossbreeds with techno-symphonic music to give you a haunting and ethereal sound. Read morePublished on Jan. 30 2004 by Jim Lakis
One of my favorite discs of all time. It's a sheer gothic masterpiece, by far one of the best albums released by the Cruxshadows. Read morePublished on Jan. 29 2004 by H. Smith