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DESTROY ALL MONSTERS

Dec Burke

 

Neo-Prog

2.20 | 27 ratings

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b_olariu
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2 stars Dec Burke is a british musician founding member of UK act Darwin Radio and also part of the Frost band. He decided to make a solo career in 2009 and in 2010' he release his first album under his name Destroy all monsters. To tell the truth I was not very impressed by this release. I mean the music sounds anything but neo, how is mentioned here on PA page, this is mainstrem crossover with pop elements and with that specific UK almost alternative sound. Above all this ingredients not very consistent, at least to e, the sound is muddy, unpolished and very garadge like, another low point for sure to me. All pieces are not necesarly bad, but without anything catchy or demostrative, the keybords almost doesn't exist only here and there and very low profile, the rst of the intruments are ok,\ but far from being something at least instristing if not original. Total lack of diversivity make from this album , to me to be a collectors item, nothing intristing for prog fans, comercial mainstrem alternative/crossover just good to be puted on TV. Sorry but I found Derek to be much more a musician with Darwin's Radio, because here is almost boring. If the next album is like this one, then I will forget for sure his name, at least under solo umbrella. 2 stars, one of the most unpleasent albums from 2010 so far from my collection. Where is the neo prog here, realy, I can't find anything under this genre on this release, not a single guitar chop remind me I'm listning to something close to neo zone. Strange cover art aswell, but not bad , the only intristig point in this album .
b_olariu | 2/5 |

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