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Crippled Black Phoenix


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.82 | 114 ratings

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4 stars This is another excellent release from Crippled Black Phoenix, and it feels like a return to the The Resurrectionists / Night Raider era of music. It may actually be the spaciest of all their releases. Anyone looking for more post-rock, atmospheric spacey stuff, will really enjoy this album. It feels like a very different release from Bronze in the sense that it is loaded with vibe. Crippled Black Phoenix really excel at creating moods in their music by adding a bunch of eclectic styles. Speaking of vibe, the album ends with Great Escape Part 2, which is a long constructed brooding tracking with some bluesy guitar, a progression with orchestral movements, some acoustic guitar with layered vocals, and back again to the floydian solos along with the orchestral movements. It is a highlight to the album, but the preceding tracks take the listener on a complete journey. The bonus tracks Hunok Csataja and Uncivil War (Pt. I & II) are worth having, so the deluxe version is the better option. What makes Great Escape very different from more recent releases is that it does not have a significant sing along track like The Heart Of Every Country from (Mankind) The Crafty Ape. But that is not a bad thing, and the artistic value makes Great Escape a worthy addition to the Crippled Black Phoenix diverse catalog of albums. It is a highly recommend release from a very unique group.
javajeff | 4/5 |


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