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A Crow Left of the Murder... [CD + DVD]
A Crow Left of the Murder... [CD + DVD]
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Evolution, 28 Jan 2004
Incubus have always been a band at their best when they are breaking their own musical mould, trying to introduce all of their varied musical influences into a piece. To some people this makes them inaccessable but to me it represents the best thing about the band. You can never get bored of Incubus because they always come up with something different be it drum and bass, jazz, blues or metal there is something for everyone.
This album comes at the end of an extremely difficult period for the band. Fighting high risk legal action against your own record label and having to fire a founding member of your band would finish most groups but not these guys and I can honestly say they are better than ever because of it. The events of the past year seem to have whetted their musical appetite and given them a greater purpose.
The thumping single "Megalomaniac" starts this collection off and shows exactly why Incubus are so appealling. Quiet verse building into a shouty crescendo of a chorus showing Brandon Boyd at his vocal best. In fact Boyd's vocals are perhaps the most improved area of the band. His range has increased dramatically and can shout with passion, sing a ballad with a moody subtlety most vocalists will never match or indulge in falsetto gymnastics that even the Darkness would be proud of.
Pounding rock songs like the title track "Crow Left of..." and "Pistola" sit easily alongside the ballads like "Talk Shows in Mute" and the haunting "Here in my Room" and show the versatility of Mike Einzinger (Guitar) and new bassist Ben Kenney, both of whom love to cross influences such as introducing jazz lick into a metal song. It really doesnt matter what your musical tastes are, theres something here for everyone.
The best part of this album though is that Incubus have finally encapsualted in an album something they had previously failed to include; the energy of a live show. These guys have always been better live and if thats still the case these songs are gonna kick arse live. Its in old cliche but if your only gonna buy one album this year, get this one. Superb


Incubus: Volume 2 [DVD]
Incubus: Volume 2 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Incubus
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars incubus how they should be; live and loud, 19 Feb 2002
This review is from: Incubus: Volume 2 [DVD] (DVD)
Listening to an incubus cd simply cannot convey the energy involved in one of their frenetic concerts. You get no idea of just how neat a live band incubus are. This DVD, however, goes someway towards giving you an idea. This is no substitute for a live gig but it is the perfect souvenir if you have already been to see them or it can be a taste of what is to come.
Today's music is filled with bands and artists manufactured in the studio, artists who have no live credibility. Incubus are certainly not one of these bands and the experience of playing live concerts for nearly 10 years shows on this DVD.
For any incubus fan this is a must but I would recommend this to any metal-loving music fan. The concert footage is a mixture of insanely fast metal and the more chilled out side of this brilliant band. Who else would be able to play a song like Nebula (drum and bass, heavy metal) or Redefine (think Rage Against The Machine) and yet compliment it with songs like their hit single Drive and The Warmth (Bob Marley-esque chilled reggae).
The multimedia section of this disc is superb. You get all the video's rleased in the US (fanatstic for a UK fan whose never seen them) as well as unreleased footage and video's.
Quite simply this package is perfect, exactly what you want from a music DVD and exactly what we have come to expect from the genius of incubus.


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