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LEITMOTIF

Dredg

 

Crossover Prog

3.42 | 77 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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3 stars After two EP's, dREDG released this debut album which is quite better produced and also written. The music discovered here is quite on hard edge but that's OK. As far as I am concerned, I can see some similarities with "Muse": furious guitar, heavy drumming, sweet passages followed by an ocean of violence. It is somewhat grunge reminiscent at times as well.

Actually, the whole works pretty well this time. "Lechium" is especially good even is the drumming sounds quite raw (but that's a major complaint I would do about this album). Great guitar work on "Traversing Through?" is to be mentioned. Still, the last two minutes are quite dispensable (these are noises, not music)

Most of the songs are rather energetic even heavy at times ("Penguins In The Desert"). Vocals are also quite annoying during this song (but it is the first so far in this album). But even during this song, there are quiet passages which are balancing the whole jolly good.

I am not very impressed by these "Movements", which are only short breaks or interludes that are spread throughout the album (the last one being extended to over twenty minutes but in fact only two of these are musically filled). The fourth one is particularly weak IMO.

The last track "Yatahaze" is another "Muse/Radiohead" oriented track which adds another emotional touch to this good album. Three stars.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |

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