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Poverty's No Crime


Progressive Metal

3.42 | 25 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
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4 stars Although recorded during a big crisis within the band (losing two key members), One In A Million is a fantastic prog metal CD. Unlike many other groups opf the same style, Poverty´s No Crime always put songwriting and melody before virtuosity. The songs are real songs, not a mere showcase for indivudual skill. All the musicians are very good but they concentrade in writing good tunes and the songs have an excellent structure. Insightful lyrics, creative and tasteful arrangements together with a crystal clear production all help to bring one of the best prog metal CDs I have heard in a long time.

Their mains influence is surely Rush, enhanced here by their fine cover version of Red Sector A, but the bands sound is much more than that and - mercifully - their Rush influences do not include high pitch vocals like so many others. Geddy Lee is not easy to imitate and I´m thankful this band does not try it.In fact, Volker Weisemann´s voice is quite unique and fits just perfect to this style. This is a very good album that balances equally the powerful aproach of heavy metal with the subtletly and complexity of prog without sacrifying nothing of melody. Recommended!

Tarcisio Moura | 4/5 |


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