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DeadSoul Tribe


Experimental/Post Metal

3.32 | 73 ratings

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The Crow
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3 stars First album of this Devon Grave's project, wich has not the recognition it deserves...

This first Devon's solo under this name, has the trademark of the band: dark melodies mixed up wich some riff in the Tool style. The name progressive comes by the experimentation given to every album, with some parts wich bring the name Jethro Tull to memory (Empty) and Pink Floyd (Anybody There?) This fact makes the Deadsoul Tribe's albums always interesting, rich and surprising... And this self tittled album is not an exception. Maybe not so good as later albums, but recommendable...

The only problem I have with this album is that it's a bit irregular... Some chorus sound a bit uninspired (You, Cry for Tomorrow...), while other track are simply impressive. The ambiental parts help to create a good ambience and variety, so I must say this disc is not repetitive. Some examples are the electronic One Bullet (wich is not a really good song anyway...) and ...Into the Spiral Cathedral (the orchestral arrangements make this track one of the highlights of the album...)

Instrumentally, the album is well produced, but the sound is not spectacular... The drums are maybe too weak, and I don't like the dry sound they have. The orchestral parts at the end, are not spectacular too. The best is maybe, apart from the strong guitar soudn, the Devon Grave's voice. This man really can sing, and alone his original and variated voice makes this album worthy to listen to... Of course, he is one of the best in Ayreon's The Human Equation!

Best songs: Comin' Down (the typical Deadsoul Tribe's riff, clearly anticipating the A Murder of Crows's style...), Under the Weight of my Stone (good acoustic track, with beautiful and mellow Devon Grave's singing...), Once (the best song of the album, in my opinion... I love the lyrics) and ...Into the Spiral Cathedral (the most progressive track of the album, giving a brilliant ending to the album...)

Conclusion: really interesting first Deadsoul Tribe's album... Variety, melancholy, power, and a lot of influences, form this very good album. If you are searching an album with the strength of Tool, the experimentation of Porcupine Tree, and the melancholic feeling of Anathema... Deadsoul Tribe is perfect for you!

My rating: ***1/2

Das ist für dich: When I think of you, I wish that you were here... Every now and then I dream about you, my dear. I'd tell you my regret would never dissapear... If I could see you once again.

The Crow | 3/5 |


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