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IN THE HOUSE OF DARK SHINING DREAMS

Goad

 

Eclectic Prog

3.08 | 15 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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3 stars GOAD is a project by musical brainchild/multi-instrumentalist Maurilio Rossi and his brother Gianni, rooted in the late Seventies. Not until 1994 GOAD released their debut CD entitled Tribute To E.A. Poe. More than 10 years later, after six studio-albums, GOAD recorded the live-CD In The House Of The Dark Shining Dreams. Well, listening to this album I have to conclude that's a quite extraordinary musical experience, to say the least! Most of the songs sound ominous and hypnotizing with slow rhythms, raw and fiery guitar work, propulsive drums and vocals that come mighty close to the sound of somebody who is on the brink of a nervous breakdown, what a spooky voice. In some songs we can enjoy the majestic sound of the church organ, at those moments GOAD reminds me of the infamous 'prog from hell' by Jacula. It's no coincidence that GOAD decided to play a cover of King Crimson their ominous sounding composition 21st Century Schizoid Man, the use of organ and synthesizers adds a special flavor to the unique rendition. And it's no coincidence that GOAD also decided to play some work of Wagner (the intro of the final track) with the sound of a classical orchestra, very dark and ominous, again. To me this album by GOAD sounds fascinating but it's not my cup of tea, too dark.
erik neuteboom | 3/5 |

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