Dreadnought
A Wake In Sacred Waves


4.5
superb

Review

by ElHombreChino USER (3 Reviews)
January 18th, 2018 | 15 replies


Release Date: 2017 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Prog metal at its finest.

In the beginning it was Progressive Rock. In 1969 King Crimson’s In the court of the crimson king changed the way we felt rock music. Since then every 10 years or so a new vague of neo-prog arrives. And when metal came Inevitably it was affected too. And so Prog metal was born. But for some reasons the prog influence on metal wasn’t quite like the one we had seen in rock music. Prog metal took soon a direction of overly complicated riffs, shifting of time signatures, fast and fastest guitars solos, and overall a great amount of technique showoff. This kind of prog metal well exemplified by Dream Theater last till this day as in (jus for naming one) the last album by Caligula's Horse. This is the type of sound one normally think of when a bans is labeled as prog metal.

It isn’t the only way prog metal was done but the predominant one. Some examples of album that try a real blend between the sonorities of metal music whit a more large perspective of the progressive rock ideology. The best historical example of that is perhaps Opeth’s Watershed.

That is what I really enjoyed about Dreadnought’s A Wake in Sacred Waves. It’s an album that take his time with four tracks ten to seventeen minutes long in which those four very talented musicians explore a wide palette of sonorities. They’re not scared of slow it down to get into more introspective moments. The two female singers alternates clean and harsh vocals one beautifulest than the other, the sound is enriched by flutes saxophones, piano and it all blends in perfectly whit the heavy sound we love about metal.

A Wake in Sacred Waves is a complex, diverse but very coherent album. A magnificent listen and a very pleasant discovery.


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3.8
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ElHombreChino
January 18th 2018


57 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

It was love at first listen. Sorry if it seems a bit rushed. I just had to get it out of my chest.

BlazinBlitzer
January 18th 2018


1429 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Like... I hate to break it you, but this is the renewed version of that one infamous review where it talked about the history of prog more than they talked about the actual album (which this definitely did).



Also, don't rush reviews. I suggest taking the last two paragraphs and adding them to your soundoff.



Thanks for listening!

DominionMM1
January 18th 2018


18485 Comments


band rules

8genre
January 25th 2018


90 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Proggy parts and song writing are great but the production stiffles the heavy parts. Really neuters the band

Hawks
April 17th 2018


73729 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This album is super weird but it rules so hard. It's like experimental/prog black metal with some psychedelic and folk thrown in there.

Hawks
January 16th 2019


73729 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Bump cause this still slayz. m/

hansoloshotfirst
March 8th 2019


1419 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

new track: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHm1zQkdhEs

album will be out in May.

Hawks
March 8th 2019


73729 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Fuckin NICE.

BlazinBlitzer
March 25th 2019


1429 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The new track is really good. Jordan Clancy probably gives his best performance yet and it seems that Dreadnought continues to push songwriting limits within their own niche. They've never made anything less than a great album and I don't expect that to end here.

TundraL5Z
April 29th 2019


3376 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Holy freakin' goddamn this really impressed me

lalchimiste
May 7th 2019


1101 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Based on the new track alone the new LP will be in my aoty contender no doubt

Digging: Angantyr - Ulykke

Sabrutin
May 13th 2019


6554 Comments


Just became friends with this band thanks to the new album, cool stuff.

CaptainDooRight
May 13th 2019


4210 Comments


yeah new album is good indeed

review it all already nigs

Digging: Crepuscle - Heavenly Skies

Sabrutin
May 13th 2019


6554 Comments


It sounds like a huge beast that slowly keeps crawling and twisting itself, me digs hard

CaptainDooRight
May 13th 2019


4210 Comments


ya mon



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