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MADMEN AND SINNERS

Madmen and Sinners

 

Progressive Metal

3.04 | 7 ratings

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b_olariu
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3 stars Madmen and sinners is a project of talented guitarist Tim Donahue who has soome solo albums under his name aswell but with moderate succes to the public . This is his project and not one of his solo album as I seen in many places. Besides him as main composer who plays guitar, bass and keyboards, other two great musicians are invited here, Mike Mangini on drums (ex Annihilator, Steve Vai, Mullmuzzler, etc) and famous James La brie on vocals. Well as I expected the album is guitar oriented with less keyboards inprovizations, is progressive metal but not one very well structured. If wasn't the voice of LaBrie, his name is puted on the front cover very big to see al the people what kind of album is, the music , the arrangements are nothing over the top here, is good with some great moments, but overall something is missing. Even the voice of DT is present, he did a good job but to often is similar with DT (Train of thought era), same roughness in his voice, the melodical lines and vocal arrangements lacks in great variety. The guitar is ok, in places is too forced to show haw great I am, but nothing realy impressive, some good moments on first track Million Miles, excellent arrangements on Morte Et Dabo, brilliant choruses and keyboard arrangemets, the rest are ok, nothing oustanding but enjoyble most of the time. A good debut overall with good and mediocre pieces, melted together brings a good album. 3 stars for this spark in the progressive metal horizon, an album already forgotten by prog metal listners even are only 5 years from first issue and even is one of the best vocalist in prog metal in last 18 years here the album is falling into oblivion quickly.3 stars is best i can give, nothing less, nothing more.
b_olariu | 3/5 |

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