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ENOUGH BLAME TO GO AROUND

Disconnect

 

Crossover Prog

4.02 | 145 ratings

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SueB
5 stars I heard the music of Disconnect for the very first time on 9/11/12 (the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks) while listening to Aural Moon. The song 'Falling Man" came up on the Aural Moon playlist and I was very moved by this track. So moved, I went out and downloaded the entire album that very same day. I've not heard many songs written about the event and certainly have never heard a prog band write a song that documents the events of that sad day. It's a haunting and powerful song and it treads the line carefully enough not to make a political statement in any direction. My other standout track is the closing track "Twisting The Knife" which is another very long number that takes the listener through a wide variety of style changes.

The album is rounded out with an instrumental that brings to mind early King Crimson, as well as the curious "Adventures In Taxidermy"...a track that took a couple listens before I realized what the song was actually about (a murder). The remaining track "Sufficient" stands out on its own as it has a different tone than any of the other songs. A quieter approach but the lyrics are quite stabbing in contrast to the music underneath.

The power of the two long tracks alone is more than enough to carry this album, but it is not brought down in the least by the 3 remaining tracks whatsoever. Each of these songs have their own identity, I do not hear a band that is repeating itself or relying on the same tricks over & over. My single issue with the album is that the vocals take a bit of getting used to. At first I was a little uncomfortable with the singing style, but after the 2nd listen (and beyond) I came to appreciate the vocals as much as anything else. Overall an outstanding album by an unknown group which will stay in my playing rotation for a long time to come.

SueB | 5/5 |

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