Somewhere at the border of dark Gothic-Rock/Metal are LA VENTURA. With “A New Beginning” they probably find some fans in both areas. Catchy the ten songs and very powerful for a debut album. Remarkable is the voice of the female singer which reaches EVANESCENCE in many passages. The main tempo is slow so to the mix comes some Symphonic Metal which underlines the dark charm of the music. LA VENTURA also show that they are excellent songwriters who give the songs some diversity and catchy additions, so the CD never gets boring. Very heavy, very good, very beautiful – what more do you wish for?