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Dredg – el cielo 
by Scott Slapp

When I was handed this CD by my editor, I took a quick glance at it and saw the Interscope logo on it and thought, “great, another s***ty nu-metal band!”  I couldn’t have been more mistaken if I tried. I was totally unprepared for what was about to explode out of my speakers! 

I’m still a bit speechless; this album is beyond simple words and cliché’s. For a loudmouth with an opinion about everything, this has been a bit of a shock to those that know me. The music can literally take you to another place, sort of like a good Pink Floyd album. Drop a couple tabs and pop this puppy in and you’ll be in seventh heaven. Naw man, this ain’t acid rock. It’s in a class all it’s own.

The Floyd comparison isn’t far off, I’d say take Pink Floyd and put them together with A Perfect Circle and you’ll wind up with a band like Dredg. Their sound is a surreal, mindbending exploration in sound and melody that totally engulfs you and holds you in its grasp. 

I’m in state of utter shock that a major label like Interscope would have enough taste to release something like this. It’s not your run of the mill blandness that we usually get from the majors. Actually, no words can be put down to describe Dredg because regardless of what you say, it still comes up far too short to do the music justice. This album is a modern masterpiece that is simply beautiful. Yeah, I said beautiful.. ok hell ain’t quite freezin’ over but I gotta tell you after attempting to write this damn review for a month, the best I can tell you is to stop reading my mindless dribble, move your ass out of that seat and go buy this thing. I’m tellin’ you right now this album has my vote for album of year! Hands down!  Dude, you still hear?  Come on, you can skip buying that dimebag today, and buy this CD instead. I’m telling you it will give you a much more intense buzz! 
 
 


CD Info 

Dredg – el cielo 
Label: Interscope
Rating: 
 
Tracks:
Brushstroke: Dcbtfoabaaposba 
Same Ol' Road 
Sanzen 
Brushstroke: New Heart Shadow 
Untitled 
Sorry But It's Over 
Convalescent 
Brushstroke: Walk In The Park 
People Live In Harmony 
Scissor Lock 
Brushstroke - (reprise) 
Of The Room 
Brushstroke: Elephant In The Delta Waves 
It Only Took A Day 
Whoa Is Me 
The Canyon Behind Her
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