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SILVER

Jesu

 

Experimental/Post Metal

3.61 | 10 ratings

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JTP88
3 stars After hearing the album "Conqueror" I went to the "Silver" EP, as it's generally one of their most acclaimed releases. But I was disappointed, not only it remains exactly the same sound and style as "Conqueror" as the music here seems to be much more uninspired.

The EP kicks in with "Silver", the beginning with some kind of classic instrumental (I would give it a shot but I don't want to miss the target), making a very beautiful melody, well at first I didn't like this song, but it has grown on me and it's really really beautiful, although the chorus ("silver is just another gold") always in repeat ends boring me a little. My big problem with "Silver" comes next, "Star", is the last thing you could expect from Jesu. It is a upbeat and happy song and is driven by the most annoying and off-place drum beat ever! The melodies are also uninteresting and the songs seems totally off of the context of the EP, or even of the context of the band...

"Wolves" is next and comes back to the traditional sound of the band, although even slower than usual, it's a very pretty and minimal song, not outstanding but very good. And finally "Dead Eyes", it's a mostly electronic closer to the EP, interesting but it never really caught me...

It's a good release, but it seems lacking inspiration and "Star" really ruins it for me, however, even being in the same vein of "Conqueror" it is much more varied than that one.

JTP88 | 3/5 |

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