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Deus Ex Machina


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.63 | 38 ratings

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2 stars I simply can't agree with the other reviewers. I'm really disappointed with this record. Not that I don't favour evolution of bands, but for me "De Republica" is still DEM's best effort.

The creative fire which pervaded their first album seems to be estinguished here, expecially in the voice, which sounds even "bored" to me.. I always thought that Alberto Piras' voice was too "shouting" in "De Republica", and I appreciated his change on "Esperanto" by D.F.A., where he proved he was also able to sing differently, but since this album has long, intricated voice-based moments,I'm really disappointed by how much the voice seems to be simply "put there" and the singer even seems to be reading the lyrics, which by the way I like quite much. Also, being italian, I understand the words and I find quite annoying that the phrases are often broken in verses with long pauses between them.

The music is mostly a carpet for the voice in this record, which is not something necessarily bad, but the result is not what I expected from such a talented band.

I don't think I'm going to listen to this record anymore, anyway if I'll change my mind I'll let you know.

Warholizer | 2/5 |


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