Gospel
The Moon Is a Dead World


5.0
classic

Review

by complexorigins USER (4 Reviews)
May 27th, 2013 | 19 replies


Release Date: 2005 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Like a nickel you find in a gutter on the street

Gospel music is meant for rejoicing, for unifying, for spiritual growth, for bringing happiness. And that's exactly what 'The Moon Is a Dead World' does.

TMIADW manages to create something that while isn't new or all too creative by any means, seems fresh and vital with youthful energy and passion that is unmatched by any other band who has tried to do the same thing within and without the genre. Gospel only has one studio album; like a shooting star it glides across a dark sky giving those who catch a glimpse of it happiness and wonder and then just as quickly as it came disappears back into space where it travels outside the galaxy waiting to be seen by other people in other places to bring those same emotions to those who are lucky enough to spot it.

One look at the album's 9 minute 'A Golden Dawn' shows a band that is mature enough to handle a dark subject like isolation without sounding whiney, forced, or fake. The lyrics seem natural and real and flow to create a whole post-apocalyptic story within the album that instead of sounding stereotypically bleak reveals a hope that things can change... that things will change.


I could dive deep into each one of the songs and try to explain why each one is so monumental but that would be like telling you why the Mona Lisa is so incredible. This music is personal. This music is unique. For each listener something different is felt. What this album possesses that makes it a classic is an ability to be interpretive and offer more than what it seems to be at surface value.

Remember when you were 5 or 6 and were walking down the street only to have your eye caught by something shiny off the side of the road? You pulled your mother's hand and dragged her to the site of a nickel lying alone in a grimy sewer gutter. You had no perception of monetary value. No idea what it meant or what it provided. It was something beautiful in a place that was dirty and dark. Your mother cajoles you to leave it be and continue, she doesn't want you touching something disgusting and dirty. "Besides, its only a nickel", she says. "I can give you one when we get home if it means that much to you." But it wouldn't be the same. To you, that nickel wasn't dirty or disgusting. It was a lost gem gone unnoticed by millions until you managed to find it. To you it held value not for what it was, but for what it meant. And that's exactly what "The Moon Is a Dead World" manages to do with you. It sits dormant going unnoticed by countless passer-biers until it is once again excavated from the murky ruins it hides in in order to bring true value to someone who takes the time to notice and listen.


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MO
May 27th 2013


18776 Comments


one review a day

Gwyn.
May 27th 2013


15122 Comments


Gospel music is meant for rejoicing, for unifying, for spiritual growth, for bringing happiness. And that's exactly what 'The Moon Is a Dead World' does.


Uh... Huh?

like a shooting star it glides across a dark sky giving those who catch a glimpse of it happiness and wonder and then just as quickly as it came disappears back into space where it travels outside the galaxy waiting to be seen by other people in other places to bring those same emotions to those who are lucky enough to spot it.


Trying way too hard here

Last paragraph is the same but even worse

I could dive deep into each one of the songs and try to explain why each one is so monumental but that would be like telling you why the Mona Lisa is so incredible. This music is personal. This music is unique. For each listener something different is felt. What this album possesses that makes it a classic is an ability to be interpretive and offer more than what it seems to be at surface value.


This could be said about most albums; The experience is up to the listener. But this is a review, talk about the music. You said nothing of value, all you did was hyperbole your whole way through the whole thing, you didn't even mention how it sounds and you contradicted yourself in the third paragraph saying it was unique after you said it wasn't on the second paragraph.



Gwyn.
May 27th 2013


15122 Comments


Oh and one review per day.

sixdegrees
May 27th 2013


17153 Comments


lol

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oltnabrick
May 27th 2013


30909 Comments


It's his opinion, you can't judge it

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DirEnRefused
May 27th 2013


2182 Comments


Review is dicks. Album is tits.

sniper
May 27th 2013


19059 Comments


i thought the review was pretty okay. you should read and write more reviews and you'll get better.

DirEnRefused
May 27th 2013


2182 Comments


I can happily listen to this entire album and just focus on the drums alone.

climactic
May 27th 2013


19122 Comments


so many run on sentences dude, especially in the first two paragraphs. won't neg but it's really difficult to read.

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Scoot
May 27th 2013


17773 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

ay yo ya got a cigatette man ya know i know ya got one on ya

TwoMonthsInTheCold
May 27th 2013


288 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I could dive deep into each one of the songs and try to explain why each one is so monumental


It's a review.

PLEASE DO!

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
May 27th 2013


7047 Comments


So you wanted me to look over your latest review, Here we go : ]

Gospel music is meant for rejoicing, for unifying, for spiritual growth, for bringing happiness. And that's exactly what 'The Moon Is a Dead World' does.


First things, if one sentence doesn't count for a paragraph, then two sentences shouldn't either - especially if it's an extension of the first sentence. This could be easily attached to your next section of text. There's also the matter that you left the reader hanging, and not in a nice way. You need to make sure you have the "how?" after stating the "what?".

TMIADW manages to create something that while isn't new or all too creative by any means


Try reading your text aloud. This reads extremely choppy, you're actually better off making this flow better by removing "while" which would give you: "TMIADW manages to create something that is not new or creative by any means, but..."

with youthful energy and passion that is unmatched by any other band who has tried to do the same thing within and without the genre.


Now I'm not going to pretend I know a lot about the genre, but this seems like a huge sweeping statement. It's alright to make these statements, but only if you can back it up....[?]

Gospel only has one studio album; like a shooting star it glides across a dark sky giving those who catch a glimpse of it happiness and wonder and then just as quickly as it came disappears back into space where it travels outside the galaxy waiting to be seen by other people in other places to bring those same emotions to those who are lucky enough to spot it.


This can go, not only does it do nothing for the album you're currently reviewing, but it's such a far out imagery that it can't really be compared to anything other than a 'shooting star'

One look at the album's 9 minute 'A Golden Dawn


Nine*, there's a rule somewhere that says something along the lines of write out your numbers until they get to double digits. Obviously, this is a nit-pic but you asked.

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NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
May 27th 2013


7047 Comments


One look at the album's 9 minute 'A Golden Dawn' shows a band that is mature enough to handle
a dark subject like isolation without sounding whiny*, forced, or fake. The lyrics seem natural and
real and flow to create a whole post-apocalyptic story within the album that instead of sounding
stereotypically bleak reveals a hope that things can change... that things will change.


How?How?How?

I could dive deep into each one of the songs and try to explain why each one is so monumental


Avoid lines like this, it's a review, apart from that it's your job to explain why you think this
album is worthy of that 'Classic' rating. Of course, track-by-track reviews are looked down on but
there should be a level of detail allowed to represent your 5/5

This music is personal. This music is unique


Repetitious and fragmental

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NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
May 27th 2013


7047 Comments


Remember when you were 5 or 6 and...


As above.

There are some solid ideas here as well as some really over the top imagery and far-fetched metaphors. For a 5/5 review there needs to be a lot more thought put into the review, especially when fleshing your ideas out. It's not really okay to say "this is great" or "the best in the genre" without having something to back your opinion up.

drifters
May 27th 2013


5 Comments


It's a review.

PLEASE DO!


And then you can moan and bitch about the guy writing a track by track.

Unfortunately, this isn't a review worth writing home about. Or reading. Or mentioning. Ever. Hyperbole and neat little anecdotes only work if you can write worth a damn.

climactic
May 27th 2013


19122 Comments


yeah, it seems like you tried to go too far outside of the box with the review. the last paragraph is waaaaay too drawn out to be effective. just offer your opinion on the music and stay away from extended metaphors

complexorigins
May 28th 2013


13 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

haha im the captain who's going down on his ship with this one. definitely tried to be too 'out there'. still appreciate the feedback and hope my next review doesn't disappoint. album still kicks ass though

BandNewbac
June 1st 2014


6 Comments


Some parts of this review are necessary but you needed to actually talk about the music and sound of this album rather than just its emotive effect. although that is an important thing for an album in this genre, the instrumentation and fantastic drum work is what shines and neither of these were mentioned once.

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Mort.
June 1st 2014


3683 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

"Remember when you were 5 or 6 and were walking down the street only to have your eye caught by something shiny off the side of the road? You pulled your mother's hand and dragged her to the site of a nickel lying alone in a grimy sewer gutter. "


nope dont remember this at all

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