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Single Review : Emilie Autumn – Fight Like a Girl
Fight Like a Girl
The Asylum Emporium
It’s now been 6 years since Emilie Autumn’s hotly praised ‘Opheliac’ album and it’s been probably 5 and a bit years that fans have been eagerly awaiting a follow up.
She’s toured several times in that time, with ever-increasing ticket prices, but only ever the odd track or cover has surfaced.
Later in 2012 she will finally release, ‘Fight Like a Girl’, her third studio album. To build up to this we have new single, the title track, ‘Fight Like a Girl’.
Let’s hope that this is not an accurate representation of the album. While the intro builds with flair and promise it quickly descends into little more than the stark ravings of a madwoman. Something about getting revenge on all of mankind, again. In 6 years can we move on from that please?
The track quickly loses structure and much is off-key, sloppy and a poor parody of her previous work. Usually her tracks are built well around harpsichords, period electronics and some cool violin arrangements, but it just seems to pile into a hazy hash here.
B-Side ‘Time for Tea’ isn’t much better. Again, it begins with promise. A dark-twisted nursery rhyme that turns into some awful Victorian death metal. Angela Gossow is somewhere rolling her eyes, “Honey, you aint even trying”. If Angela would say words like “Honey”. But you get the picture.
‘Opheliac’ was always going to be a tough album to follow up on, but this just isn’t even close.