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CORVUS STONE

Corvus Stone

 

Crossover Prog

3.86 | 148 ratings

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progrocks2112
5 stars Now I am not any type of writer music engineer type or anything remotely close. I am on the other hand a fan. I will do my best to make my opinion heard and let others pick apart my review or "like" it..?So with that lets begin with Corvus Stone debut release . Colin Tench,Petri Lindström and Pasi Koivu are Corvus Stone. A curious mix of of musicians, almost "mutt" like. Not that its bad or good just how I see it. I don't think anyone will be confused as to why I say "mutt" because its 3 types of musicians in the main mix of things. The "mutt". One could very well be called psychedelic (Pasi Koivu) another metal (Petri Lindström) and last but not least melodic (Colin Tench). Combined we have a very good Crossover between genres that reflect well on the release.

It's a big release 23 tracks(downloaded version) I have yet to decide if the opening track is something that could be from an old spaghetti western background music or something more evil lurking. I don't know if I ever will. October Sad Song is a track which NEEDS headphones to really appreciate it. By the time Ice King is up its already set in place that this will be an ongoing collection of tracks that will encourage the next one to be played. The title track of this cd is what pulls it together from the first section into the 2nd part of a very long cd. I have listened to this in 4 parts. Moron Season is a very heavy track ,reminds me of Oysterhead a bit of Deep Purple as well. JussiPussi starts up the 3rd section for me its quirky,weird,bizzare etc..what did they start their day with I wonder? After Solstice is one of my fav tracks on the cd. Another headphone gem. The Rusty Wolff Attack is the "drum" solo of the cd. Robert Wolff I believe may have said he was in drum corp as a youngster and I believe this shows in his ability. Cinema gives us the end and beginning into next section as I listened to it. This is the epic track if you will. Almost 11 mins of pure grandeur. This is where the whole thing comes together from all the participating members. In my ending I don't want to forget mentioning Blake Carpenter on vocals. Almost "whispering thru Ice King?.chilling. We have terrific keys, deep bass lines and great guitar all making for a good cd. In the big picture I think this will be a combination of guys who can go back and come up with a plan to accomplish yet another good release in the future. Honorable mention should go to Sonia Mota for her incredible cover art!!! Sometimes a purebred isn't what you need?Sometimes a "mutt" is just perfect?..

progrocks2112 | 5/5 |

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