Posts Tagged ‘Dan Donegan’

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Art_Of_Dying_Vices_and_Virtues_Album_CoverReview by Greg Maki
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Listening to Vices and Virtues, the major-label debut by Canadian rockers Art of Dying, unsettling words come to mind—predictable, calculated. The disc gets off to an innocuous enough start with “Die Trying” and “Get Through This.” The lyrics are trite and the sound is basically a lighter Chevelle with guitar solos, but it’s acceptable as background noise if nothing else. (more…)

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AsylumReview by Greg Maki
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If another album I recently reviewed, In This Moment’s A Star-Crossed Wasteland, shows a band finding its identity, then Disturbed’s fifth record, Asylum, presents an act that found itself years ago and is quite content with what it is. Some fans and a lot of critics tend to look down on newer bands that deviate little from album to album, while more veteran artists seem to get a free pass. Do you ever come across reviews slamming AC/DC or Motorhead? Of course not. It can be comforting to know a band, get its new album and not only hear what you expect but hear it done well. (more…)

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indestructibleReview by Greg Maki
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Disturbed is far from the heaviest of heavy metal bands—many purists probably don’t even accept them as part of the genre—but there is a certain quality to its  music that gets the adrenaline pumping like few others. The signature syncopated rhythms and the powerful, rhythmic tones of dynamic frontman David Draiman make for an intense concoction. (more…)