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Alexander Dust – Pathetic But Great (Album – Painful Scream Records)

By Aug 16,2021

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Genre/Influences: Dark-Rock, Goth-Rock.

Format: Digital, CD.

Background/Info: This is the seventh full length album by former ALSO member Alexander Dust. It’s the seventh full length album released by the German multi-instrumentalist. Painful Scream Records is his own label.

Content: The songs are diversified, but mainly driven by Dark-Rock and Goth influences. Alexander Dust created his own sound, which he masterly accomplished with an impressive arsenal of instruments; playing electric- & acoustic guitar, bass, piano, ukulele, flute, keyboards, percussion and ao. And he’s singing as well, in a rather passionate way.

+ + + : I deeply respect and salute the performance of this artist who might consider himself as a real musician in the truest sense of the word. I especially like some of the guitar parts wherein he succeeds in putting on a similar passion as in the vocals. Some passages are pure drama and even a bit theatrical. Just pay attention to “The Party’s Over”, which has a true elevating effect emerging from the guitar playing.

– – – : The sound is not that easy to define and not totally belonging to one established genre.

Conclusion: This album is an easy and pleasant to listen to.

Best songs: “The Party’s Over”, “Valentines For Memories”, “Now Watch Out”.

Rate: 7.

Artist & Label: www.facebook.com/dustalso

 

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