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A Big Goodbye


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3.63 | 78 ratings

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4 stars 7/10

Sounds and Silence is a decent debut of the band The Big Goodbye. I was invited to hear this album, and certainly I was not sorry. Not that I was facing a masterpiece, but certainly this is an album with his qualities and I think the band has much to offer.

I think the biggest problem for Sounds and Silence is the lack of emotion. Not something like this to bring the listener to tears, but a kind of "supplement" to the album's sound. A greater supply of keyboards would be interesting, I think - there are some organ here and there, but they are few indeed. However there are plenty of saxophone that captivates me, because I have a crush on this instrument, as well as trumpets and trombones.

On the positive side I have to mention the heavy use of acoustic guitar, especially in introducing the songs - almost all start with this instrument. This is not an album specifically for metal, I think there's a light touch that really interesting, making it a cross between music maisntream (but it's not pop, understand) with progressive hard rock. And the songs Solitude and The Great Divide are really excellent, I might add.

Finally, a good album, and a band with potential. 4 stars.

voliveira | 4/5 |


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