“Make it Dark” is TWISTED TOWER DIRE fifth full-length studio album.
TWISTED TOWER DIRE’s name has been a synonymous for uncompromising HEAVY METAL since its inception in 1995.
Formed out “of a stubborn hatred for the 90’s anti-metal culture” as their website states, TWISTED TOWER DIRE have always been able to maintain a respectable profile, not following transitory trends but keeping true to their original metal beliefs.
After their 2007 release “Netherworlds”, TTD took a short break which included the entry of new singer Johnny Aune replacing Tony Taylor. Tragically, Tony died in a motorcycle accident on 6th Feb 2010.
In terms of songwriting “Make It Dark” represents probably the most mature album ever written by TTD. With a direct approach, the band has been able to write a very compact sounding release, made of some immediate hit songs as well as others marked with more traditional TTD taste.
“Make it Dark” is a sum of those elements which are the pillars of rock/metal music in general and that are so greatly expressed by Twisted Tower Dire in this release: guitar and vocal melodies above the standards, catchy refrains and most important of all, the feeling that each and every of these songs might become a metal classic!
Strengthened by Chris Salamone’s (While Heaven Wept) post-studio work, “Make it Dark” is a serious candidate as a 2011 top metal releases.