Recent Reviews

19.03.2017

12.03.2017

05.03.2017

26.02.2017

19.02.2017

12.02.2017

[ More Music Reviews ]


The World State: Traced Through Dust And Time
The World State Traced Through Dust And Time CD Album Review

The World State: Traced Through Dust And Time

Progressive Art Rock
2.0/5.0

For the life of me, I don't know what possessed me to download the press promo package for The World State's debut album, Traced Through Dust And Time. I know the download was during the day, so there was no alcohol involved. Call it a momentary lapse of reason.

The World State Traced Through Dust And Time Band Photo

The World State

The World State is a Danish band created by principal composer Leifur Nielsens. According to press material, he's been working on the songs for this album for six years. I'm guessing he doesn't have much of a social life. The music within Traced Through Dust And Time can basically be called melodic progressive art rock. It consists mostly of atmospheric riffage and synths and the voice of female vocalist Bina Rosenvinges. She's alright. She sings with a clean melodic style, but you can't understand most anything she says. Ms. Rosenvinges seems more the siren upon the sea of music than anything else.

As for the songs and music, to start, the first two and half songs sound, following the aforementioned description, pretty much the same and droning along. Then in the second half of the The Strangest Places, the third song, the pace quickens (thank you, God), and then turns into merry-go-round music. From here it doesn't get much better or more interesting. Mostly it gets somber, dark, and downright depressing. there are spots of liveliness within Faith, Hope, and The End Of The World and Everything Change, the latter with some sharp guitar in the middle. But the title track and From Oblivion are the soundtrack for a Zoloft overdose.

Then, another way to describe The World State's Traced Through Dust And Time is modify my original description: this depressing despondent melodic progressive art rock. But thankfully, I'm a generally happy guy. After two listens, I didn't have to make an appointment with a shrink. But if you're on anti-depressants or have had thoughts of suicide, you might not want to listen to this music.

The World State - A Castle For The Battles That I Fight


Share This Review with Your Friends





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

In Short

The World State's Traced Through Dust And Time is depressing and despondent melodic progressive art rock. Surgeon General's Warning: If you're on anti-depressants or have had thoughts of suicide, you might not want to listen to this music.

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 One Desire 2017 Debut CD Album review

Drummer Ossi Sivula, the creator of Finland's One Desire, said his aim for the new band was "to create music that could change the world." That's a bold statement, potentially putting you in the company of Elvis ... [ Read More ]