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Corvus Stone


Crossover Prog

3.84 | 179 ratings

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3 stars The best is yet to come, I hope.

Corvus Stone first, 2012, release "Corvus Stone", has a lot of good things going for it and the "normal" ones against. Good things like extraordinary and disciplined performances, against self-indulgence (a drum solo, really?). Good "rooted influences", that are hardly visited, because in time, they lasted only, a "couple" of years. These roots of course, can be "detected" in early Deep Purple, but mainly in the "non-blues", or "white americana" native music. Coming the same as the blues, from the "fields", it has an authentic own musical language and structure. These "roots" appeared again in the popular music of the 60s, which extended to all its forms. Rockers saw in these "structures", forms of de-constructing the 4x4 beat, with different approaches. In this "fragment" of time, the USA saw its RnR turn to the "raunchy" Prog USA manufactured, style. This fragment of time brought upon "prog-oriented" bands which were also powerful "rockers". Eventually it all came to today's "mainstream" Prog, that has pervaded its way through Prog and its sub-genres, with its caravans of followers.

Corvus Stone, takes from that fragment of time, and acts a whole play. Proving to anyone that they are Top Players. Now and Next, they have to absorb all the Alice Cooper ( whose first works are even RiO), Grand Funk, Creedence, early DP (and jokingly or not, the 'Smoke on the Water" riff, is fun, but also proves what I'm talking about), Led ZEP (their solos), Neil Young, etc,etc, influences.

Once they do this, because it is clear they, I repeat, are top performers, (that just like that are in this PA page,with an only album addition), something else would have been the story.

But first, to play in these "PA big leagues", you have to learn the "Golden Rule"

"NEVER TO SACRIFICE THE WHOLE FOR A PART". (not only the solo, more than one song, could have been omitted).

Once these guys absorb all their non-blues/roots, and polish their OWN musical language to make it work for them, and not otherwise, they could turn something better, than mere-good musical compositions with virtuous performances.

For now, ***3 "original sources and great performances" PA stars.

admireArt | 3/5 |


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