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3.97 | 381 ratings

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5 stars True Lost Gem.

Okay, if one expression is overused on the Net it's truly « lost gem ». It seems they are everywhere these days. Phew, that been said, I never heard of Queensr˙che on MTv past 1991. It seemed they vanished after their big Empire moment, or maybe it's just Nirvana that took all the spotlight, leaving scraps of attention to everything else but grunge? I vote for the latter. A true overlooked record that fell in the cracks of the sofa of time.

I'm so glad I took the time to drench into Promised Land; we ecounter a much more softer side of the band. I say softer but, darker is perhaps a more suitable word. Call it « sophisticated Dark»: growling bass, haunting saxophone (!), acoustic guitars, grand piano (!), whispers of conscience and melancholic lyrics. Although 'r˙che has never been wedding music, the sadness (or desperation) is obviously deeper, the pain is skin deep. I'm also surprised how much quality songs is packed in this, perhaps one or two filler songs can be found (maybe Global Mind or One More Time).

Promised Land does not disappoint: sophisticated, charcoal matte metal with a slick urban feel, something to listen in your car at midnight, cruising in the city.

You've never heard of it? Good. Now enjoy.

Menswear | 5/5 |


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