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Never judge a band by its hair...
on 20 February 2006
I've been buying quite a lot of albums recently on the strength of reviews both in magazines and on websites and I can honestly say that this is the first time I've been let down. So much so in fact that I took the CD back and exchanged it for something else, which is another first for me.
The whole idea seemed great; a concept album based around Moby Dick played by an up-and-coming prog metal band with faces so hairy you could turn them upside-down and they would look the same. Just my cup of tea... or so I thought.
At this point I must say that the actual music is not too bad and that from an instrumental point of view these guys know there stuff, although I did find a distinct lack of decent hooks, which led to each song running into the next with little to distinguish between them. My main problem was with the vocals, which were quite simply shocking. I would have probably found this album more bearable had it been fully instrumental instead of having the incessant droning that completely failed to portray the rather more interesting subject matter.
Just so as not to mislead, my current taste in music includes the likes of Opeth, In Flames and Dimmu Borgir, so don't discount this album on my account. I just wanted to point out that this might not be the massive revelation that you were expecting.
Two stars (because it's metal!)