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Airlord - Clockwork Revenge CD (album) cover




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3.39 | 45 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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4 stars This is progrock from Wilmington, New Zealand, the other end of the world for us Dutchmen! This five-piece band that was rooted in '76 and disbanded in '78 has delivered an amazing album. 1 - Clockwork revenge This is an impressive opener that has a fluent rhythm, sensational synthesizer flights, great duo-guitarwork (both guitarplayers has their own sound) and very distinctive duo- vocals (one sound as 'the Very Down Under nephew of Peter Gabriel). The final part includes a powerful, very biting guitar solo. 2 - Pictures in a puddle The first part is very mellow with emotional vocals, soaring keyboards and acoustic rhythm- guitar, then a mid-tempo featuring fiery electric guitar and beautiful choir-Mellotron drops. 3 - Ladies of the night It opens with a slow rhythm and a bit folky climate, then lots of shifting moods including majestic choir-Mellotron waves and fiery and biting, wah-wah drenched guitar soli. The excellent duo vocals give an extra dimension to the music, very disctinctive! 4 - Earthborn pilgrim This is a mellow song with twanging guitars, good vocals and in the end a bluesrock inspired guitar solo. 5 - Out of the woods A very alternating track that ranges from bluesy to mid-tempo delivering a splendid build- up guitarsolo, from sensitive to howling and biting, accompanied by lush organ waves. 6 - Is it such a dream? Here the string-ensemble and a sensitive guitar perfectly blend, in the end there's a biting electric guitar solo. 7 - You might even be Another very alternating track, the vocals reminds me of the early Peter Gabriel ("Nursery cryme"-era), the duo-guitarplay is very strong, supported by a dynamic rhythm-section. The final part contains the sound of many 'laughs', this emphasizes the original approach from Airlord. THIS BAND HAS DELIVERED A GREAT, VERY UNIQUE ALBUM!
erik neuteboom | 4/5 |


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