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Crossover Prog

3.42 | 153 ratings

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4 stars Dredg ? 'Catch Without Arms' 4 stars

When I first listened to it, I thought it was ok at best. This is an album where you cannot come in with expectations, but just let the album hit you.

I won't deny the amount of pop sensibilities in the music, but it certainly is just as well crafted as anything else they have done. All the songs strengths or weakness depending on the listeners point of view will be in the chorus, it is the focal point of every track. The pressure was laid on Gavin to get some catchy lyrics in there, because the instrumentation isn't as great as the previous two efforts but it is still interesting. The album is haunting in a way with some pieces containing child laughter, a young girl singing the chorus of a later song at the end of a previous one which is not your conventional pop album. I found this album to be even more depressing then 'El Cielo'. My only problem is a lot of tremolo picking done by the guitar which started to get a little samey, but I certainly won't complain about the songs all in all.

I never have a favorite song on this album?only temporary ones. Each and every month I have a different one, to the point where every song was once considered my favorite. It speaks for the album, it wasn't best as a 'whole', but I found each and every song to eventually hit or lose my interest.

ProgBagel | 4/5 |


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