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Dead Letter Circus



3.59 | 47 ratings

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4 stars After the immediate impact of "Dead Letter Circus" EP in 2007, "This Is The Warning" was the most awaited debut album from the Australian alternative/progressive rock scene, which also includes bands like The Butterfly Effect and Karnivool. Apart from these bands, the sound of DLC in some points reminds of Dredg. The unique sound of the band is obvious upon first listen. The combination of skilfulness and great songwriting is evident once more and maybe this will be the big break for the band from Brisbane. The high-pitched voice of Kim Benzie, the melodic guitar of Rob Maric, the innovative bass playing of Stewart Hill and probably the band's trademark, the drumming of Luke Williams (also of Melodyssey) are in top form here. The characteristic of this album is that though it sounds like mainstream alternative rock (in a good sense), all songs include great orchestration and all have a unique progressive aspect. Also worth-mentioning is the magnificent album artwork by Tasmanian graphic artist Cameron Gray. If I have to state a weak point in this album, this would probably be the slightly weaker sound in the previously released singles "The Space On The Wall", "Reaction" and "Next In Line", but this really minor. I think that any person who really likes progressive music will definitelly enjoy this album. Favourite songs: "Here We Divide", "Big", "Space On The Wall".
DeKay | 4/5 |


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