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Posted: Mar 30 2010, 07:08 AM
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Joined: 27-October 05
SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA
A Sign Of Sublime
So here's one time Cradle Of Filth backing singer / Angtoria singer Sarah Jezebel Deva releasing her first solo album. And whadda ya know! It's full of drum 'n' bass dubstep fusion. Well, no, not really. It's actually a gothic, symphonic blackish metal album, which sounds a wee bit like Cradle Of Filth, but with a manlier singer.
And it's pretty good. There's lots of big operatic and dramatic flourishes, guitars set to 11 and some admirable percussion from Max Blunos. The title track and the most Cradle0ish track 'They Called Her Lady Tranny' are particularly splendid. Unfortunately, a few of the songs just aren't good enough, and I was extremely happy when 'The Road To Nowhere' came to a close.
Ken Newman does a fine job on guitar, as does Martin Powell on keyboards, the latter proving himself a bit of a saviour as his contributions enliven even the most pedestrian of tunes. The closing number 'Daddy's Not Coming Home' is probably the best tune on the album, a powerful and dynamic ending to the record, that many might not get to.
There is a lot here worth listening to, it's just not consistent enough to grab people by the cassock and keep them glued till the end. However, it's early days in her solo career, so it might be worth sticking around to see what happens next.
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