Some of the reviews on Fallen Darkling that we have collected
Orkus #5 May 1998, page 101, Bettina Glas
A very thrilling mixture which doesn't become boring so fast. [...] A noteworthy CD [...] We expect that Thoughts of Grief will release a debut CD in the near future.
Eternity #7 March/April 1998, Kai, page 51
[...] Fabulous melodies with a strong doomy touch mixed with calm, feminine, and aggressive vocals. [...] The good instrumentation is carrying me away. [...]
Marterpfahl #5 September 1998, Kari
[...] What these newcomers offer here sounds unbelievable good [...]
www.audiogalaxy.com, Band of the day (sometime in January or February 1999... I can't remember)
[...] "Son of the Son" has a well writen melody and the instrumentation - very clean electric guitars and some keyboards - is polished and very studio sounding. [...] subSpace Anomaly is an Electronic / Industrial side project of Thoughts of Grief, and they also produced an all-keyboard version of "Son of the Son" under that moniker.
Mystical Zine #4 1998, Dominik Irtenkauf
«To be translated» Hätte mir nie zu träumen gewagt, daß die Hansestadt Hamburg eine so vielseitige Szene beherbergt. [...] TOG kreieren anmutige Doomsongs [...] Eingängigkeit wird garantiert, und ich denke, daß TOG dies geschickt anstellen, denn wenn ein Journalist erstmal die einprägsamen Choruslines im Kopf hat, fällt es ihm sichtlich schwerer, Kritikpunkte anzuführen. [...]
Extrema In Morte #1 April 1998, M. Rannetsperger
[...] In my opinion, one of the best newcomers in underground! [...]
Ablaze March/April 1998, D. von Junzt
[...] sound is professional and extraordinarily good for a demo. The music is somewhat too depressive to me. But a such atmosphere should be built up on purpose certainly. [...]