|Review: Rise to the Sky - Two Years of Grief|
|Two Years of Grief|
Label: Meuse Music Records
Year released: 2023
Review online: July 13, 2023
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
for:Two Years of Grief
Rated 3.5/5 (70%) (4 Votes)
New one from this super-productive, one-man band. I really quite liked the last work of this guy I heard — Every Day, A Funeral from last year, though he put out another one in 2022 that I missed. While I still note the quality of the work, I find this one weaker. Sole band member Sergio still has a great feel for melodies, his guitar work is first-rate, and the production on this is both satisfyingly deep and viscerally heavy. The songwriting, however, is kind of flat, in that the riffs and melodies are good, but they are not really put together into compositions that are more than collections of parts. As such, this album doesn't have a lot of differentiation between tracks, and all these songs pretty much sound the same. They sound good moment to moment, but there is nothing that sticks with you afterward. I think this guy needs to slow down and cook his songs a little longer.
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