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D_LETION

Abigail's Ghost

 

Heavy Prog

3.23 | 40 ratings

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4 stars In 2007, Abigail's Ghost, a young band from Louisiana, released their debut album Selling Insincerity catching the attention of many Prog Rock festivals. They played at Prog Day 2008 and RoSfest 2009 festivals and put on one helluva live show. In 2009, comes their sophomore release with D_Letion.

D_Letion is a more mature album with a hard rock influence. Although you can argue they aren't prog in the more purest sense since their songs are fairly short and simple, you can hear some intricate and tight guitar riffs that will meet some proggers' expectations. This is a young adults' prog, so much that many compare them to Porcupine Tree, probably because of their similarities in production techniques. The songs are very catchy nonetheless.

Their lyrics are very open with sexual innuendos which works well with Josh "Bones" Theriot's nasal sensual voice. This music doesn't call for anything intricate. Just a delicate touch.

"Black Lace" is a great song on this album because it's a very sweet sensual song with a lot of higher ranged notes on the guitar and much use of the drum cymbals. "Romantique Life" is one of the darkest and sexual songs on the album with lyrics such as "Show me yours and I'll show you mine" but it rocks hard (no pun intended). There is some serious drumming in this song, too. My only complaint about this album is that the drums sometimes sound too organic and could have been in the mix better.

Overall this is a very well-done album and it will get you rocking hard. It is quite an improvement from their debut album, and with the combination of their talent in the recording studio and on stage, this band has quite a future if they keep their act together, whether it be in front of a prog audience or in the mainstream.

usa prog music | 4/5 |

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