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CORSAIR – Corsair

| 7 January 2013 | Reply


Label: Shadow Kingdom Records

Release Date: January 21, 2013

Rating: 7.5/10

Reviewed by: ToddStar

This is a great jam album… if you like them.  I am not a big fan of jamming or instrumental discs.  There are a couple tracks with lyrics presented here.

The disc opens with a lyric free jam-track, “Agathyrsi.”  Next up is “Chaemera,” which has the same jam vibe as the previous track, but features vocals that have a very ethereal feel to them.  “Falconer” is another track that features a guitar jam, but this one features more uptempo vocals.  The guitars are well played, the drums and bass keep time and add to the tracks.  There is definitely a 70’s feel to the tracks, due to the bands origins as a Black Sabbath tribute band, no doubt.  “Gryphon Wing” shoots in and has great vocals.  The jamming is good, but as it isn’t really my thing, I would love to hear songs with more lyrics and vocals.  Not to mention, the vocalist is very capable of carrying a disc, based on the tracks presented here.

“Path of the Chosen Arrow” is another song that features a long intro and jam that is good.  Again, I prefer vocals and tune out the jamming.  When the vocals kick in, the tempo picks up and the song is enjoyable.  “Mach”is another lyric/vocal free track that demonstrates the band plays well and seem to mesh well in the studio.  “Of Kings and Cowards” is much like “Gryphon Wing,” in that it is a good song that is better because of the vocals and lyrical content.  “The Desert” is a jam track that has some ethereal vocals layered over top where a chorus might be.  This track really shows the psychedelic origins of the band.

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ToddStar - that's me... just a rocking accountant who had dreams of being a rock star. I get to do the next best thing to rocking the globe - I get to take pictures of the lucky ones that do. I love to shoot all genres of music and different types of performers. If it is related to music, I love to photograph it. I get to shoot and hang with not only some of my friends and idols, but some of the coolest people around today.

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