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Poverty's No Crime


Progressive Metal

3.42 | 25 ratings

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3 stars POVERTY'S NO CRIME's fourth album "One In A Million" is a really professional album that places them in the forefront of the melodic0 progressive metal genre. As a result of some line-up changes this album was recorded with only three musicians. While recording the album they found a new keyboard player, Jörg Springub, but they're still looking for a new bass player.

The musicians are playing tight and heavy riffs with technically brilliance. The vocalist though is just OK, and he's not one of the best in the genre. If you're unfamiliar with POVERTY'S NO CRIME they have reminiscent to DREAM THEATER, RUSH, THRESHOLD and VANDEN PLAS. The first limited pressing contains RUSH's "Distant Early Warning" as a bonus track. It's impressive however that they dare to cover RUSH, but they don't get away with it that good.

Although their professionalism and technical skills their music doesn't leave any lasting impressions. As the progressive metal genre is quite over-represented right now, you'll have to be really special to become interesting. It doesn't matter how well-performed the music is, because they won't be "One In A Million" as long as they lack originality.

Greger | 3/5 |


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