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Wood Of Error
Drums: Iggor Cavalera
"Dante XXI" sepultura
will be incredibly forefront about this album, I am biased because I
am a huge Sepultura fan. But mistake me not when I say that I am a
critic as well and I didnít think that Roorback was that great of a
CD. I liked it but I wouldnít have given it a high rating by any
means. Dante XXI is completely different! Andreas Kisserís guitar is
mixed correctly and it regained the harshness and heaviness it had on
the Against and Nation albums.
Dante XXI is a
concept album based on one of the greatest pieces of literature ever to
come out of Italy. The album takes Dante through the same situations,
Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise in modern times. It turns out great.
Just starting out with the intro puts the listener into a state
of mind that they are about be taken to this place called hell. Lost starts out very eerily with just a keyboard sound and a voice
in the background talking in tongues and at the end, Derrick screams in
what sounds like agony. Before the listener knows it, Dark
wood Of Error sets in and the drums, bass and guitar come in,
with fury, to take the listener into another realm. After about a minute
and a half, Green comes in and
starts yelling and the bands sound changes into what I would consider, a
hardcore song and the beauty part of it isÖit only lasts about a
minute and a half and then the drums for Convicted
In Life start up and we are in the next song. Convicted
In Life is a powerful song at this point in the album. Itís the
first real start of the album because it starts out with vocals and ends
with vocals. The guitar parts are rather simple and to the point which
is something that most people can get into. The lyrics are powerfully
sung and the bass sings through the mix. Some of the lyrics are catchy
too, as I was singing the song, I found myself screaming, ďIT NEVER
MADE A FUCKING DIFFERENCE TO YOU!!!Ē Which is a great line if you are
having problems with someone, itís just great to shout.
is the type of CD where the listener has to listen from front to back.
The intros flow very well into the next track. I think this was done was
wonderfully because if they would have incorporated the intros into the
songs themselves, it would have made people bored and would have had to
fast forward the track to get to the song part. By separating them, it
gives people the option to listen to them or not.
Ostia is another powerful
song where the vocals practically start right when the song does. The
guitar riff in song could have easily have been on the Arise album as
well as the rest of the song. Itís a little slower of a song but with
the combination of Andreasís guitar and Derrickís screamingÖmakes
this a wonderful track.
Buried Words is a track I first
listened to when I was really pissed off. The only thing I donít like
about this song is at the introduction to it. It sounds like Andreas is
having guitar problems for about 30 seconds which is like an eternity,
then he comes in with solid rhythm riff for another 30 seconds and
again, the rest of the band comes in and comes in with fury! When
I was mad, this song fed me the anger I needed and required. Iíll
forever love this track for the way it makes me feel when I listen to
it. Itís fast, furious and everything Sepultura is. This is my
favourite song on this album.
…unoť (intro) only contains
a single Cello chord played over and over again for about 20 seconds
until Crown and Miter comes in with Green screaming, ďTHERE
IS NO WAY OUT!!!!Ē over and over again. The drums, guitar and
bass are playing an incredibly fast rhythm part that could get any pit
started in a hurry. But thatís not all! No
no no no no!!! Horns
make an appearance in this song along with some great sedge ways into
other parts that gives the song more than one dimension.
I couldnít be happier with how it turned
out sonically. Although, I did think the CD could have sounded a little
warmer. The band decided to make the whole album via Pro Tools.
Which to us engineers, means the whole album was recorded digitally via
a computer. Iím a little old school when it comes to recording, I
prefer to have the drums and bass recorded in analogue, but thatís
just me though. I also wasnít very pleased with the mastering of the
album, I thought the levels could have been a little higher.
Overall, I loved this CD. Go get it after
you read this review, itís well worth it.
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