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Twisted Dream reviews The Unquiet Grave

Twisted Dreams Magazine reviews 'The Unquiet Grave'

by Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc
20 April 2010

Alien Skin claims their music is a kaleidoscope of electronic melancholia… and is it ever!

What a deserved title.

Have you ever listened to music so dark, so gloomy and morose that you got up to see if the sky was black? I found myself doing this with The Unquiet Grave.

Entrancing and solemn, THIS is MY kind of music… although my favorite track is the title track The Unquiet Grave (track #1).

I have listened to this track so much that I'm surprised I haven't worn a hole in the cd and yes… as my author's mind is keen to do, I have played a video in my head the million times that I've listened to it… a video that my twisted mind invented.

What I'd give to see that video made for this song… but that's another dream.

I'll simply continue speaking about my present dream and that is this cd.

I'd be remiss in not mentioning that I also love, This Isolation, Bleed and If. If, is one of those songs that you can't simply hear enough of. With a catchy beat, you'll find your head moving back and forth… and no, you won't be able to stop yourself.

This cd starts out very strong and then by the end, lightens some, but it's still a completely somber listen and to my ears that is indeed sweet music.

George Pappas' voice is like refined ice and I have never in my life heard such shadowed decadence.

Does the rest of the world know about that voice? If not, they should… you can get lost in his voice alone which honestly is like ice-spun silk, smooth and completely natural.

I listen to a lot of music and never have I heard someone who sounds like they are so comfortable with what they are doing. Couple that voice along with the haunting melodic refrains of his world and you have the perfect match of gloom and decay.

I highly suggest this cd if you want a good listen and suggest stormy skies, and doom… but… you can get that just by listening to this cd.

I give this cd an 8.5 out of a twisted 10 for the sheer blackened void I found myself in… a world where I felt most at home…

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