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5.0 out of 5 stars Fresh Take On Classic Metal, Horribly Overlooked
The `stoner' rock/metal pool is a considerably large one, full of bands venerating the 70's geniuses such as Sabbath and Deep Purple. There is a lot of rubbish floating about however, and often the music is extremely one-dimensional and rather monotonous. Nevertheless there is the odd gem around, and certainly `Demons' is a gravely overlooked stroke of genius. For one...
Published on 3 Jun. 2006 by Tom Chase

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Me enviaron el CD de segunda mano, después de estar esperando 1 mes a que me lo enviaran. Pedí que me lo cambiaran y estuve esperando otro mes más y cancele el cambio arto de esperar.
Published on 8 Mar. 2009 by V. Gonzalez


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5.0 out of 5 stars Fresh Take On Classic Metal, Horribly Overlooked, 3 Jun. 2006
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Tom Chase (London) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Demons (Audio CD)
The `stoner' rock/metal pool is a considerably large one, full of bands venerating the 70's geniuses such as Sabbath and Deep Purple. There is a lot of rubbish floating about however, and often the music is extremely one-dimensional and rather monotonous. Nevertheless there is the odd gem around, and certainly `Demons' is a gravely overlooked stroke of genius. For one thing the general `feel' of the album is far superior to many of the stoner bands, the album art is accomplished, dark and sinister, recalling the golden days of Sabbath. This is ironically fresh when you consider the somewhat `token' art of many stoner bands, such as Fu Manchu's wacky colours and cover designs that just take away any sense of seriousness. So straight away you get the sense of a `serious' group of musicians trying to professionally re-create the olden metal days, and what a good job Amott and friends have done.

The first thing that strikes me about this album is the fantastic `groove' throughout that never at any point becomes old. Too many times these type of bands simple re-hash repetitive riffing, but on `Demons' Amott's guitar writing is spot on, sumptuous time changes and riff chopping/changing that simply floors you as a listener, guessing the next direction they will take.

There are plenty of straight up hard rock songs, such as the energetic `Throwing Your Life Away', which acts as a perfect kick-start after the scene-setting intro. The next two tracks are once again simplistic in approach but executed with such energy and power, the chorus to `Salt In Your Wounds' is as catchy as anything Rainbow ever did, and the commanding vocal delivery from JB in `One Man Army' is sure to get your adrenaline going. The last of the simple formula comes in `Treading Water', which while being decent, is possibly the weakest track on the album, it simply becomes a bit dogged after a few listens.

In between the formulaic (but still very fun) rockers Amott shows off his writing and playing ability on some absolutely gorgeous pieces, mostly in the middle of the album, in the form of `Through The Halls' `Dying Every Day' `Born To Die' and `In My Blood'. These songs simply ooze class, mostly in the structure department, for example the dreamy, swimming verse and chorus of `Through The Halls' gives way to a thunderous sludging riff with excellent time changes and flowery guitar work. `Dying Every Day' is perhaps my favourite part of the album, it flows through so many different directions seamlessly, from the adrenaline pumping main riff, the slower dreamy chorus, then (similar to `Through The Halls') into a massively heavy low end riff, some more fine solos, time changes, riff changes...quite simply everything you can desire from a classic metal song. `In My Blood' is definitely the heaviest song on the album; JB's low growly vocals give it a dirty, gritty feeling, complemented perfectly by the most brutal of riffs, a definite killer track. Mention should also go to the fine closer `No One Heard', possibly the darkest song on the album with a fine `bleak' quality that ends a superb album with a fine sophisticated edge.

If you are a fan of the old metal days, giants such as Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Deep Purple etc...then you should seriously consider this album. It is horribly overlooked, but they seem to be getting more recognition with the release of `Demons', which is certainly deserved.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For metal fans, 30 Dec. 2007
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This is the first album I bought of Spiritual Beggars. If you like your metal in the veins of Judas Priest and Whitesnake (heavier tracks not the singles), then you'll enoj the guitar riffs and excellent vocal style.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars another classic, 7 July 2005
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D. Fletcher "dime_slime" (Wales) - See all my reviews
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im a fan of spiritual beggars! and this album comes up to their usual kick ass standards! with JBs powerfull vocals and the rest of the band showing awsome emotion in all the songs! "Demons" is a must have for all real music fans! Get it now!
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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Usado., 8 Mar. 2009
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V. Gonzalez (Spain) - See all my reviews
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Me enviaron el CD de segunda mano, después de estar esperando 1 mes a que me lo enviaran. Pedí que me lo cambiaran y estuve esperando otro mes más y cancele el cambio arto de esperar.
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