I don't have the chance to play very often so I'm not a good guy to playtest. Rainwater Cassette Exchange also charted on Top Heatseekers, peaking at 28. Archived from on October 19, 2016. The main problem with the first album was it was too short. This is progressive music after all, so expect some progress. Hayes's second album, , was released May 6, 2014 and debuted at Nos.
Casey's voice is very powerful and dramatic which works quite well for the rock opera style. One hundred copies were pressed. The last two tracks on the album are intensely dramatic affairs with pop sensibilities pushed firmly to the side. I can't help but wonder how the band will tour for this album, considering the majority of the album is downbeat and slower. Archived from on April 12, 2016. Cant' wait to try these out tomorrow.
Archived from on January 18, 2014. I would consider it among the best new era prog rock that is out there. Regardless, it ends up being a great vehicle for band leader Casey Crescenzo's eclectic, heart-on-sleeve brand of elaborately arranged symphonic rock. Archived from on July 14, 2014. This quality of music can't deserve anything less that 5 stars and people need to get familiar with the band. I find myself interested in the previous Acts now, but it is a little long for me to take in at one time.
I guess everyone has their own tastes, but whether they like it or not doesn't make it not progressive music. Every thing on this album is tasteful, well performed and produced. This album definitely does not lack in creativity and amazing progressive-ness. It was based around musical and lyrical suggestions from a set of individuals who were it's not clear perhaps associates, perhaps mega-fans of The Dear Hunter. As the story of the main protagonist quits his relationship with the hooker, joins the military and is saved from death, he finds his father, learns he has a half brother in the military also who is actually the soldier that saved him. The whole set of six songs gives the impression of a loose time travel concept.
It gets better with repeated listens, and I find that is the case with all progressive rock, no matter what year it was released. The production and musicianship are also top class. The Dear Hunter sings of something to which we can all relate: lust, deceit, greed, and hunting. I just saw them open for Coheed in Pittsburgh. And it's all not because everything is packed so tightly either, the songs are given room to breathe and develop. Archived from on June 24, 2016. Those are true tests of great music.
With a poppy twist, I really enjoyed how out of place this song was, instilling some life into a slower section of the album. While it is true that there is a little more of an alternative flair to this album, it doesn't take away from the overall greatness of the music. I can't believe more people aren't familiar with this band and their amazing music. Also, feel free to post feedback below especially for drums and vocals, as my drums broke awhile back and I lost my microphone. It's the kind of songwriting that will grab you on first listen, but repeat plays of this 25-minute gem are richly rewarded. He felt intensely creative and the band didn't have any money to hire other people to handle these things anyway , and so he relished the work, but he was running himself ragged. A couple of his co-workers at the store had a band, and word got to Casey that they were looking for a singer.
Originally, 2 hours worth of music was written for the album. It is music that should make prog-heads salivate for more, more, more. Is everything apparent at first listen or does it get better each time you hear it? The Haves Have Naught 4:12 8. To correct the misimpression, I'd say that there's more advanced harmonic and rhythmic know-how here, and a vitality evoking Queen in their prime. Mee left Deerhunter in 2007 after scheduling conflicts preventing him from performing at a number of shows. I have not been disappointed with Hymns with the Devil and over the last few months it has become my favorite album from Casey, furthermore it is currently my choice album of the year. His voice reminds me of the thoughts running through someone's head when they are lost, a reflective performance that reminds me of a character on Broadway.
This time, there's no overarching concept to enforce, no elaborate fictions to weave -- just 12 beautiful, honest, patient songs, and certainly Casey Crescenzo's most broadly accessible music ever. Considering the timeframe of the concept around the story, one truly feels they are back in the 19th century. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys art rock, but also likes to dip into a more progressive scene that still keeps an accessible mainstream feel. So, a little drop in the rating at 4 stars, but still an excellent addition to any collection. Gentle Giantish musical hijinks are foiled by a twisting chorus of considerable memorability and emotional force.