Hemisphere Of Shadows

by Danava
Hemisphere Of Shadows by Danava
Released: Oct 2011
Label: Kemado Records
Keeping most songs right around the five-minute mark, this paradiddle-loving Portland math-metal bunch makes its third full-length an onslaught of sections within sections, little riffs hidden inside big ones. Gregory Meleney's vocals float airy and nasal like an aging Ozzy, and his and Andrew Forgash's guitars certainly have their heavy stoner moments -- notably in the title track. A couple mid-album tracks also add some extended Heep/Purple cathedral organ, out of a dusky sort of Western prairie feel in "The Last Goodbye." But hooks you'll remember aren't what you'd call Danava's priority.
CHUCK EDDY
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