Recent Reviews

15.01.2017

08.01.2017

31.12.2016

18.12.2016

11.12.2016

04.12.2016

[ More Music Reviews ]


Burke, Dec: Destroy All Monsters
Dec Burke Destroy All Monsters album new music review

Burke, Dec: Destroy All Monsters

Melodic/Progressive Rock
4.0/5.0

If Dec Burke is not a familiar name to you perhaps Frost* and Darwin's Radio are. Burke formed the latter and participated with the former, both important bands in the progressive rock genre in the United Kingdom. Now, Mr. Burke ventures into his own with a solo project entitled Destroy All Monsters.

If the title suggests some fury and heavy musical devestation, you would be wrong. Destroy All Monsters turns on simple melodic progressive rock with a dash of Depeche Mode sans the excessiveness. Burke charms with his spooky Floydian vocals, and then erupts with his soaring guitar technique. Winter to Summer, Secret Lives, and Promised can be equally spectacular and sublime. But then the title track, Destroy All Monsters, can be clever, grandiose, and self-centered. Which version of Dec Burke you get can vary from song to song. This is Frost* without the icing, and Darwin's Radio seeking the popular appreciation of a radio friendly vibe. While this may sound confusing, it works to a beneficial conclusion: the listener will be confounded and entertained.




CraigHartranft.net - New fiction, crime fiction by Craig Hartranft

In Short

Dec Burke's solo venture Destroy All Monsters turns on something between the creative and unexpected, the popular and the perplexing. It's all worth your while.

Find A Review

Alphabetical Index

a b c d e f g h i j
k l m n o p q r s t
u v w x y z #
Loading
Album of the Week
Click to read the Renegade Twelve 2017 Self-titled Debut CD album review

Rising only a few years from Suffolk, England, Renegade Twelve is a young modern heavy metal band. The five piece band cites some diverse influences such as Iron Maiden, Metallica, Killswitch Engage, Pantera, Slash and Alter Bridge. From that we deduce one thing ... [ Read More ]