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EL CIELO

Dredg

 

Crossover Prog

4.05 | 225 ratings

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OpethGuitarist
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3 stars Brushstrokes.

The most artistic Dredg release to date, El Cielo captures many elements of prog and intelligent modern rock bands - most noticeably the album has qualities of Muse and Radiohead - to create their best release. Before we go further though, I must warn, as others have, that this is not the record for the prog geezers, having far more connections to music of today than to the prog giants of the past as bands like Dream Theater, Spock's Beard, and etc. have shown.

I guess I would look at this as the alternative to The Mars Volta if you are looking to get into a modern and accessible prog band. El Cielo would be enjoyed by many, even non-prog fans, for it's ability to capture the listener with some very intriguing melodies, and smooth vocal lines that are particularly outstanding, and the best part of the album. The production is also extremely well done, much more so than their previous album.

I'll quit being nice though, and tell you that despite this album really being a creative and good album, it just doesn't do it for me. I find other modern acts like Radiohead far more interesting, and the poppier quality of the material wears thin on me. However, I would recommend this to all young prog fans who feel any kind of connection to modern society, as I believe you would find this quite to your liking.

OpethGuitarist | 3/5 |

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