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| 18 March 2015 | Reply


Label: Independent

Release Date: March 17, 2015

Rating: 8/10

Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur

What does dark metal sound like if you flip it on its side and make it instrumental?  Listen to the new release from Chicago’s The Kahless Clone and you will find out.  The rivoting “Leave This Place With Me” has a few heavier moments, but the beautiful piano/keyboard and guitar work on this track are worth the price of admission.  The song increases in intensity, but never crosses over to unlistenable.  “I Can Fee lThem, But I Can’t Remember Them” is another piece that benefits from a beautiful arrangement that keeps the guitar and keyboard upfront in the mix.  The drums and bass solidly anchor the track, keeping the tempo flowing, especially when the heavier playing rolls into the track.  “Everything You See Is Gone” puts the drums and percussion right in front, with heavy handed playing that nicely contrasts the fretwork and keyboards.  The bass adds depth and a bit of an ominous edge to the track, which is accentuated when all of the instruments join in full force.  “A Somber Reflection” has a sound that is very jazz-like woven through it.  The track never gets as heavy as the other tracks on the disc, but it doesn’t mean it is any less intense.  The playing on this track allows the beauty of each instrument to be heard.  Normally I don’t check out heavier discs or instrumentals, but I am glad this run came across my speakers…




Category: CD Reviews

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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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