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Corner Of A Circle - Gisela Schmitz - 8 stars

Corner Of A Circle

Corner Of A Circle
(Fastball Music - 2009)

After 3 years the Swiss band Tribal returns! Together with Rolf Munkes (Razorback, Empire, Majesty) they produced a fresh sounding album which focuses on a blend of heaviness and melancholy. Singer Greg Bailey knows how to leave a mark on the album with his vocals which are partly quite dark. And that mix makes Corner Of A Circle interesting, this blend of dark and heavy sounds. The slow, dragging Paralyzed offers heavy guitars as well as some symphonic parts which give it a melancholy edge. The album offers a variety of songs incl. aggressive tracks (Take Me Away), some stadium rockers (Higher) and a great melodic ballad called Reign Of Silence. Tribal do good when they slow down, but show that a rock tune can have a heavy groove at Communication Failed - thanks to the rhythm section. It's the bassist who's playing gives the songs the dynamic. Stars comes alive through the melancholy while Fly Across The Universe sticks out due to the acoustic guitar. A real rocker is No Regrets and with Hammond organ they present the closer Dangerous. A good album, but it takes time to discover. The CD needs several spins to reveal all the details at Corner Of A Circle. This variety and all the details make you enjoy the album many times, check it out!

8 stars

Gisela Schmitz
(translation: Claudia Ehrhardt)


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