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Damned Spirits Dance: Weird Constellations

Recently, I was watching a video on YouTube with Steve Vai who was saying that he was into Hungarian's wedding music, due to various elements making the musicians wandering off onto something totally different. Weird Constellation is by no means wedding music, don't worry. On the other hand, this Hungarian act that goes by the name of Damned Spirits Dance sure comes up with some cool wandering off.

Being a bit skeptical about these guys, especially by their look on the cover art, I was wondering if this would be any good. The answer to this question is simply yes, it is very good! Avant-garde Metal is not for the stiff minds and purists. Even if they have a weird name, those musicians are very talented; able to compose fresh and original music. This eleven track album encompass a wide, and somewhat strange, mixture of influences such as: Progressive, Black Metal, techno, rock, ambient, and makes it all work very well together. Well done, very well done, this disc remains entertaining from beginning to end. I could have done without the techno-bouncy sounds personally, although they don't actually last very long. Two short instrumentals, "Weird Constellation", and "Raven" are mostly the place to find them. Switching from Black Metal to techno and then to melodic acoustic guitars and clean vocals is not without being demanding, and those artists pull it off quite nicely. Among my favorite songs are the weirder numbers like: "Devil's on his Way" and "Cold Winds/a Dream Vision". The same goes for the crunchier tunes such as: "TSS" and "So Much to Say…So I Rather Tell None". Closing track is showing a calmer side of their personality, and it is where you can hear some nice acoustic guitars.

Weird Constellations is the album to get if you are looking for refreshing Metal in prevision for the hot summer days ahead.

Track listing:
1 - Visioner
2 - Cold Winds / A Dream Vision
3 - Devil's on his Way
4 - TSS
5 - Black Savage
6 - Weird Constellations
7 - The Angel and the Dark River
8 - Raven
9 - ...So Much to Say...So I Rather Tell None
10 - Fake
11 - Guess, I'm Dying

Added: June 30th 2009
Reviewer: Denis Brunelle
Related Link: Band's MySpace Page
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Language: english

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