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Sean Trane
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3 stars After a three year programmed break to pursue other projects of just enjoying life, dEUS came back with this album with a fairly revamped line-up. But if this fact is to scare you a bit on top of the "iffy" title, please be reassured that you will find the usual dEUS sound (no real revolution in their musical horizons anyway), but it will not be a carbon copy either. Of the historical members, only leader Barman and collab Janzoons remain but the sound does remain true to their previous album - most of the ex-members pop up for guest appearances anyway. If my review of their third album and put the point across than dEUS was getting a bit more uniform in their songwriting, there is not that much to dispel this fact on this album as the tracks succeed to each other without raising so much as an eyebrow. dEUS is one of those intelligent alternative rock, inventive enough to have warranted one of the owner to include them on the Archives, and let's face it , on the basis of the first two albums, this is justified. Their later two full albums (so far) is more objectionable, especially now that they have their trademark sound.

I am not sure if progheads are aware of this group, but they should know that they are good cross of Britpop with a will to advance into ambiances and changes throughout the course of their songs a bit like Muse do, but this is not really up to Radiohead standards either. With Real sugar and Sun Ra, dEUS manage to come out a bit out of their routine, to give some added flavour for progheads, but this comes a bit too late for the album to warrant more than its third star. Not essential for progheads but fully essential for dEUSheads.

Sean Trane | 3/5 |


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