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Dead Soul Tribe


A Murder of Crows

Year: 2003
Format: CD
Label: InsideOut
Genre: [Atmospheric Metal]
Overall Rating: 8.5
Music: 8.5
Production: 9.0

DST's second album shows some improvement soundwise. The drums sound better than on their first album... Unfortunately songs aren't as good as on their first album. But they aren't bad... no, they are just a little bit too 'ordinary' for my taste (although there are also some really good songs). Feed Part II: The Awakening, for example, gives shivers when it gets to the part where Devon plays solos with Genia Lackey's accompanying screams... Great stuff.

If you didn't know, Devon Graves used to be in a band called Psychotic Waltz (back then he was know as Buddy Lackey). Anyway, nowadays Devon's voice is much warmer than earlier (back in the Waltz years)... Maybe it's because Devon tries to be himself now without trying to mimic somebody else (like Ian Andersson).

'Black Smoke And Mirrors' shows Devon's flute playing and it's actually one of the best songs on this album... I've always enjoyed Devon's songs that are based on his flute playing. For example, 'I Remember' is one of my favourite PW songs. The bonus track 'Time' has also the same merits. The earlier album's biggest drawback the length had been taken care of too... This album spins for over an hour. Now we'll just have to wait for the new Ayreon (The Human Equation), so we can hear more Devon's singing (his voice is really good).

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- MAGE (02.05.2004)


Graves, Devon: Guitar (Acoustic), Flute, Guitar (Electric), Keyboards, Voices,
5-string Bass 
Moustafa, Adel: Drums 
Lackey, Genia: Voices (track 2)

Live Musicians:
Kerschbaumer, Roland "Rollz": Guitar (rhythm)
Ivenz, Roland: Bass
Producer: Graves, Devon
Mixing by: Graves, Devon
Mastering by: Unavailable
Dead Soul Tribe - A Murder of Crows  CD  Cover Image
01. Feed Part I: Stone by Stone
02. Feed Part II: The Awakening
03. The Messenger
04. In a Garden Made of Stones
05. Some Things You Can't Return
06. Angels in Vertigo
07. Regret
08. Crows on the Wire
09. I'm Not Waving
10. Flies
11. Black Smoke and Mirrors
12. Time (Bonus Track)
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