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4 stars If you will need it really aggressive some time, DREADNOUGHT makes sense, is worth getting close to, absolutely. They are powerful, emotional, they are loud. They are a pretty tough issue. Just take the partially harsh vocals, actually not my passion. Though attention, come what may, they also are gifted with sense of real beauty and atmosphere. This due to a thoroughly melancholic approach they are serving over and over. That special mix makes them attractive for me in the end, at least when it comes to this album, which was released in 2019. The two female musicians, Kelly Schilling (guitar, vocals) as well as Lauren Vieira, (keyboards, vocals) are taking an, if not THE important role, I'm inclined to argue. Furthermore the experienced rhythm branch again is comprised of drummer Jordan Clancy and Kevin Handlon (bass).

I would say, concerning the approach, the band Helium Horse Fly from Belgium are a proper reference too. Here on 'Emergence' they are offering roundabout 50 minutes playing time, divided in five songs. DREADNOUGHT are focussing on a gripping and diversified flow, at least three tracks are crossing the ten minute mark hereby. There's a dominant post metal ambiance to state. But, due to some piano, mandolin and wind instrument input here and there, the sound is not reduced to that alone. Just take the hilarious Still, short, doomy, simply kind of amazing. Shredding guitar riffs follow on Tempered. The album's centerpiece The Waking Realm then makes my day. Eclectic, tricky. Finally the symbiosis of neat (Lauren) and harsh (Kelly) vocals. Now reaching the verdict: this one is quite an excellent band effort.

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