The Cruxshadows – Telemetry of a Fallen Angel

cruxshadowsMusicfolio picks: Marilyn My Bitterness, Monsters, Clerestory.  The Cruxshadows manage to take the gothic sensibility to heartfelt introspection. There is a lot of pride and humility carefully woven into the body of songs which makes the entire outfit so endearing that you can't help but cheer their success.  Rogue takes his lyrics to such impassioned heights when he sings the choral verses that you want to sing along and, somehow, he makes you feel like he wouldn't mind the company along the way. Many of these songs have generous dance beats geared for club play. For those few who aren't yet familiar with the band, this album is a dark and poetic yet dancefloor friendly work that avoids musical cliches in favor of originality and a healthy dose of pop sensibility.  Where many others follow a formula, the The Cruxshadows offer something truly original. Fans of eighties synth-pop and new wave acts (such as Depeche Mode, Gary Numan, The Eurythmics, Duran Duran, and the like) are especially likely to enjoy The Cruxshadows.

Telemetry is a concept album that combines ancient Egpytian religion with a futuristic tale of a probe launced to the planet Mars. Only through lyricist Rogue's unique artistic vision can these two subjects be interwoven so seamlessly. Some of my favorites of this Cd are, "Monsters", "Marilyn, My Bitterness"(Released as Version 2 to"Until The Voices Fade…)", and "Clerestory".  The one song that always puts a smile on my face is "Prometheus".  Overall, I have to rate this album 4 out of 5 stars because it sounds too tinty. Too much treble, not enough bass.  "Mystery of a Whisper" is still the best album to purchase, but this one has alot to offer too."Marilyn, My Bitterness V2 worth a lot to find" .