|Review: Kingcrow - In Crescendo|
Label: Sensory Records
Year released: 2013
Genre: Progressive Metal
Review online: May 2, 2013
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Rated 4/5 (80%) (5 Votes)
In Crescendo is the fifth album of Progressive Metal from Italy's Kingcrow. I find their style to have a lot of Progressive Rock mixed in, rather than just straight Metal. Tracks like "Right Before," "The Hatch" and "The Drowning Line" are very much in the mold of Dream Theater though the songwriting is simpler and the performances less pretentious. There are still plenty of time changes and odd chords but Kingcrow never beats you over the head with how talented or eclectic they are. In Crescendo features a lot of dreamy keyboards, laid-back guitars and strings that sound similar to Queensryche's "Silent Lucidity," The Foo Fighters "Big Me" and Filter's "Take a Picture." If this was on one or two songs, I could pass it off, but it runs through nearly half the songs, which means In Crescendo isn't the heaviest album you're going to hear. Of course, that takes nothing away from the quality of the songs, which are all beautifully melodic. In Crescendo is definitely an album to check out if your tastes fall on the lighter end of the Progressive Metal spectrum.
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