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LEITMOTIF

Dredg

 

Crossover Prog

3.42 | 75 ratings

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darkmatter
4 stars Leitmotif is a strong debut for dredg, despite sounding more like alternative and hard rock than progressive rock.

I thought this album was good on my first listen, but it took me a few more listens to really get into it. There is not a weak song on Leitmotif. I really enjoy some of the tracks. "Symbol Song" is a great start to the album, albeit a tad repetitive. "Traversing..." is another very good song. "Penguins in the Desert" is the hardest and loudest song on the album, but is still a great song. My favorite on the album is "Yatahaze", which builds up very well and ends with the screaming of Gavin Hayes. The only problems I have with Leitmotif are the intermission at the end of "Traversing...", which I find unnecessary, and "90 Hour Sleep", which could probably have been cut down by about 17 minutes since there is at least 10 minutes of nothing followed by a demo (?).

All in all, Leitmotif is a very sold starting point for dredg, despite sounding considerably different from their two other albums.

darkmatter | 4/5 |

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