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Crossover Prog

2.55 | 16 ratings

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2 stars Wait, is this Tool?

Dredg introductory song reminds me very much of the first release of another fairly famous prog band, Tool. While the vocals are nowhere near the quality of Maynard, the riffing and tribal drumming qualities that Dredg emits here is very reminiscent of the early Tool sound.

The best piece is the short instrumental and cultural Orph. Very creative and intriguing playing here, unfortunate that the beauty of the song lasts just a bit under two minutes. There's hints of Ireland, the Middle East, and East Asia all over this track, though a bit difficult to pinpoint.

The vocals here are nothing short of pathetic. I can't help but get the feeling that the singer has fallen ill with a stomach virus. There's no beauty in his voice during clean passages, and it's attempt at an angry tone is almost unbearable. If you want to look into this album, I suggest just checking out Orph, otherwise go to El Cielo for Dredg's best and most inspirational material.

OpethGuitarist | 2/5 |


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