Joined: 04 Feb 2000
Location: South of Voivodland
|Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 8:11 pm Post subject: Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
If you have nothing good to say...
Sorry Ken...I really wanted to like this album but...
-High Production and Killer Sound
-Virtuoso Guitar Player
-Tight Band Interplay
-Sophomoric, "socially conscious" what-a-horrible-world-we-live-in lyrics
-Unoriginal, derivative songwriting
-Monotonous, whiny minor key singing
-High Cheese content
It seems Nevermore has made a career out of ripping off Savatage's musical approach and Dream Theater's higher aspirations and thrashy interludes. The only problem is:
1-They do not have Savatage's song writing skills
2-They do not have Dream Theater's musical chops
Savatage has been doing this type of thing for decades now, with much better songwriting.
Nevermore are a great band, with great sound and fine players, but if you are looking for something original with songs that will stay in your head, skip this one and pick up Savatage's Handful of Rain
"I believe the common character of the universe is not harmony, but hostility, chaos and murder." -Werner Herzog