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Band
Seeds of Mary
Title
The Blackbird and the Dying Sun
Type
LP/EP
Company
Klonosphere
YOR
2017
Style
Hard Rock
11/12/2017 - Review by: Eric Compton
French hard rock act that is fairly inventive
'Blackbird and the Dying Sun' is the second album for this French straight-laced metal band. Musically, it's fairly quick paced, fuzzy hard rock that is fairly inventive given rock's invisible boundaries. 'Here Comes the Night' has this wicked bass wallop and distorted riffs that are isolated in place of a huge lead that would normally fall two-thirds into the song. That's clever and isn't overindulgent. The vocals are similar to AIC but have their own identity. Often experimental, tracks like 'Oceanic Feeling' are subdued and dreamlike while other cuts are straight ahead rockers. Hard to find a similar band...maybe Chevelle?
Recommended for fans of: Chevelle, Alice in Chains
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
3.5
MUSIC
3.5
VOCALS
3
PRODUCTION
4
ARTWORK
3
LYRICS
3.5


  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    3.5 :AVE RATING

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TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
The Blackbird and the Dying Sun
2017
Klonosphere
Eric Compton11/12/2017
3.5

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