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The Sword - Doom Side of the Moon

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J├Ârgen Andersen Format: Album
Release date: 2017-12-12 Year: 2017
Label: Mascot Label/Provogue
Genre: Alternative Metal
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To celebrate 50 years of Pink Floyd releasing music that changed the world, The Sword guitarist Kyle Shutt produced a heavy metal cover of the band's seminal album "The Dark Side Of The Moon". The album is titled "Doom Side Of The Moon" and the album features Kyle Shutt and a host of celebrated musicians including his bandmates from The Sword, bassist Bryan Richie and drummer Santiago Vela III, vocalist Alex Marrero (Brownout / Brown Sabbath), saxophonist Jason Frey (Black Joe Lewis / Hard Proof), and keyboardist Joe Cornetti (Croy & The Boys). 

I honestly was expecting a bit harder versions of the songs but I must say that this is a solid cover album of the orginal. I think that they have stuck pretty close to the original versions with the most obvious difference being in the guitar parts since "Doom side of the moon" has 
a lot more power in the guitars and the riffs are generally heavier and some of the the vocals are deeper than the original. And I would say that there is enough variation from the original to keep it interesting all the way.

So I think that this is a heavier version of Pink Floyds "Dark side of the moon" that still manages to remain faithful to the original and overall the album is very well played and produced. My favourites are the heavy "Money", "Us and Them" and "Brain Damage". 

The "Doom Side of the Moon" is a well-done tribute to one of the greatest albums of all time and if you are a fan of PF and other progressive music I think you should check this out!




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