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.