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Crippled Black Phoenix


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.75 | 90 ratings

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The Jester
3 stars Review #39. Because I'm still in the - first-time-listening - phase, I will not go into details, but I must say that this is a very good album! Crippled Black Phoenix driven by the magic hands (and mind) of Justin Greaves, released one of the best albums of 2016 without a doubt. Bronze is the 9th (if I'm not mistaken) studio album of Crippled Black Phoenix, and one of the best works the band did so far.

Is there a musical term such as Psychedelic Heavy Progressive Rock? If not, we should invent it, in order to define this album. Because Bronze borrows elements from many musical styles and seems influenced by the sound of many bands from different styles. Off the top of my head, I could say that a mix of Pink Floyd with Black Sabbath could describe it somehow. (A fine example is the song Champions of Disturbance).

The thing I always loved about Crippled Black Phoenix is that you never know what to expect with each new release. Same thing happened here. When I listened to the album for the first time, I was really surprised with the long - and unnecessary in my opinion - intro, but right after that, the magic begun!

I will not write more, because there is no reason to do so. Bronze is a very good album, that you definitely give a try! It is a heavy, dark, psychedelic, experimental, progressive and wonderful album!

I cannot give less than 3.0 stars, and I'm not sure if they are enough? (If I could, I would give 3.5 stars) Thank you for reading this piece. :-)

The Jester | 3/5 |


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