Dead Soul Tribe - A Murder Of Crows

Year of Release: 2003
Label: InsideOut
Catalog Number: IOMCD 130
Format: CD
Total Time: 61:13:00

A Murder Of Crows is the second release from Dead Soul Tribe, the band created by Devon Graves, ex-vocalist of Psychotic Waltz.

This A Murder Of Crows is based on the concept that crows are used to carry the souls of dead people into the beyond. What if the crows can't do it? This dark point of view is perfectly showed by the kind of music that spreads itself over the record.

The music is a mix of metal and a little bit of prog, all in a very dark vein. In fact, on some parts of the disc I found some Porcupine Tree influences, while in the faster ones I noticed a lot of Fates Warning?like music. In some cases, I recognize some riffs that appear on A Pleasant Shade Of Gray. The guitar riffs are predominant and of course the music depends on them, almost exclusively.

In some tracks Devon Graves plays flute and my mind immediately thought of Jethro Tull; in fact, Ian Anderson seems to appear on this album.

However, the sound has an introspective mark and it's perfect for listening to in those moments where one prefers to share with no one but himself!

A good disc that has particular atmospheres. So if you need these kind of characteristics, go and buy it!

Released in North America by the now defunct InsideOut Music America (IOMACD 2062)

Feed Part 1 (Stone By Stone) / Feed Part 2 (The Awakening) / The Messenger / In A Garden Made Of Stones / Some Things You Can't Return / Angels In Vertigo / Regret / Crows In The Wire / I'm Not Waiting / Flies / Black Smoke And Mirrors / Time (Bonus)

Devon Graves - vocals, lead guitars, flute
Rolls Kerschbaumer ? rhythm guitar
Adel Moustafa - drums
Roland Ivenz - bass

Dead Soul Tribe (2002)
A Murder Of Crows (2003)
The January Tree (2004)
The Dead Word (2005)
A Lullaby For The Devil (2007)

Genre: Progressive-Power Metal

Origin US

Added: August 24th 2003
Reviewer: Davide Guidone
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Language: english


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