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3.59 | 107 ratings

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3 stars After the dissapointig "Catch Without Arms" (even when there are a few good tracks in it) I didn't expect very much about Dredg perhaps "El Cielo" is into my fav discography of the last years.

But "The Pariah..." returns to the way left by the 2nd Dredg album with some "Catch..." influences, but unquestionable better than this one. Far from the inspiration, heavy sound, brilliant lyrics and awsome atmospheres created in "El Cielo", "The Pariah..." sounds very great since the opener "Pariah", a heavy dark piece, one of the most powerful first album songs that I've heard lately. From now on, the tracks are part "El Cielo" reminiscences: dark atmospheres, noisy sections, nostalgic passages, some heavy prog moments and even little drops of avant garde. And there are parts of "Catch..." too: almost pop songs with catchy rhythms and mellow chorus... a kind of strange mixture between brit pop and alternative rock.

Not for everey prog fan but a really interesting record which has some thrilling moments in songs like "Ireland" (looks like an outtake from "El Cielo"), "Pariah", "Light Switch", "Quotes" y "Down To The Cellar", a wonderful instrumental track, maybe the best song of the album.

3.5* because perhaps is not a remarkable album, has some personal interest that makes me LOVE most of the songs...

progadicto | 3/5 |


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