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not stripped enough,
This review is from: Amaryllis (Audio CD)Like many people i have been looking foward to this album for a long time. In reality and like other reviewers have said to follow up on an album like the sound of madness is an extremely difficult thing to do. Fot me this is a good album and worth listening to, i have only listened to the album through once and there is a handful of good songs and a few im sure will grow on me. I kind of feel that many of the songs sound as though they have had too many instruments thrown into them and it kinda clogs up brent smiths powerful voice and just becomes noise, i would of loved for there to have been more songs on the album like "miracle" where the instrumental is basic piano and brents voice can come through. There are good songs on here though and its well worth a listen its just sometimes the best songs are the ones stripped back with just some basic acoustic guitar or some piano and im kinda hoping theres a list of studio songs that didnt make it onto the album that we will get to hear at some point and that they will sound more like "simple man" or "call me".
Worth checking out though and i still enjoyed it very much, money well spent! Look out for miracle, i'll follow you, for my sake and in my opinion enemies.