Life In The Sky - Illusions of Loudness

Year of Release: 2004
Label: self-released
Catalog Number: n/a
Format: CD
Total Time: 00:00:00

This review is excerpted from Clayton's October 31, 2004 The Prog Life column found here. To refresh your memory, every CD that [was reviewed in the article received] a score in each of five categories: Songwriting, Performance, Vocals, Recording Quality, and Packaging. The scores are from 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest, unless you count 11, which you can't because the scores can only go up to 10. -ed.

Songwriting: 7
Performance: 8
Vocals: 7
Recording Quality: 5
Packaging: 6

And speaking of shrill recordings, it's a pity that Life In The Sky didn't take advantage of a professional mastering engineer on their home-grown CD, Illusions Of Darkness -- a pity because this group plays an explosive punk-prog metal that deserves a quality recording. I'm guessing that these guys turn in a live performance that tears down the house and leaves listeners' ears dripping with gray matter. Obviously powerful and skilled, these folks need to take their recordings more seriously, because I'm guessing a lot of people would love to hear this group at their best. The packaging is just okay, with a professionally printed four-page booklet (although I'm not crazy about the artwork), and a CD-R, albeit one with on-disk printing. Recording and packaging criticisms aside, these guys absolutely cook.

Nothing's Wrong At All? / Ants / High Seas / Irish Celtic / Hanging By The Ends / Dark Eyes / Throwing Stars / The Mix / Red To Blue / Down And Multi-Threaded

Dave Campbell - guitars, bass, keyboards, vocals
Andrew Dickson - drums

Illusions Of Loudness (2004)

Genre: Progressive-Power Metal

Origin US

Added: October 31st 2004
Reviewer: Clayton Walnum
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Language: english


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