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DeadSoul Tribe


Experimental/Post Metal

3.70 | 99 ratings

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4 stars Thick and powerful intellectual metal.

This is Deadsoul Tribe's release The January Tree. The songs flow well together, and it is best if you listen to the album in their entirety. The lyrics are imagery-laden, and interesting.

Devon Greaves is a wonderful vocalist. He gives me goosebumps each time I hear his full voice, and the songs themselves are multi-faceted and intriguing. They have split sections, and solid writing.

The compositions get a little lackluster at times, and are somewhat repetitive throughout, but it adds to the atmosphere overall. At times, this sounds like Alice in Chains, in the dark delivery, mixed with lyrical and artistic beauty the likes of Jethro Tull. Jackhammer riffs interspersed throughout with soft breaks for diversity.

The ability Devon has to switch from Ear shattering wails and warm, soft, and calm singing is exceptional. This album in general reminds me of Jerry Cantrell's Degradation Trip album, which is a good thing. The tribal drumming and guitar interwoven so well.

The songs tend to drag a bit at times, and the album gets repetitive near the middle and end, but this is a very solid progressive metal album. Highlights for me are the lyrically entrancing and hammering opener Spiders and Flies, the almost thrashing Wings of Faith, The flute utilizing Toy Rockets, and the Beautiful Just Like A Timepiece. Nothing here is filler, and it all works so well together.

Again, the album is repetitive with its riffing, and the overall theme isn't very diverse, but the solid writing, powerful vocals, and skillful execution make this an excellent addition. Four Stars.

Alitare | 4/5 |


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