Saturday 24 November 2018

Deux Ex Machina - Gladium Caeli (1991)

The debut album from this Italian band.

The band was a sextet with a lineup of bass, drums, guitars, percussion, violins and Italian vocals.

I reviewed their seventh and so far final album back in January 2017 for # 1 of this blog. You can find my review here.

I have managed to get hold of a couple more of their albums and will review both of them in the coming days......... starting with this review.

The band is said to be a jazz/fusion band. There is not much evidence of that on this album.

This album feels like a low-budget jam album. It is also seventy minutes long and the sound is not particular great.

There is some Area influences here. There is also a lot of Led Zeppelin influences here. There is also a lot of psych, blues, some jazz and a lot of heavy rock on this album. There are also some avant-garde jazz elements here.

There is a lot of really loud and wild guitars on this album with the violin also piping up with a lot of stuff. The vocals is also pretty wild.

Most of all, this album sounds like a jam album with some loose song structures. The poor sound makes this a worse album than it should have been. Hence the low score.

2 points


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