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All Music Guide - Robert L. Doerschuk
It's another time-warp trip back to the heyday of synth pop, as Deadsy returns with another fusion of dour monotone vocals and heavy-tread drums sandwiched between buzzsaw bass and spectral, high-register keyboards. A guest shot by Korn vocalist Jonathan Davis on "The Key to Gramercy Park" reminds listeners of the band's currency, but it's easy to mistake Commencement for an '80s artifact. The impression is only made clearer by the Eno textures that drape the stately intro to "Winners" and the unlikely cover of "Tom Sawyer," complete with full Rush flavoring in the 7/8 interlude and roaring bass work. Fans of vintage electronica will wallow blissfully in the album's...
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All Music Guide - Robert L. Doerschuk
It's another time-warp trip back to the heyday of synth pop, as Deadsy returns with another fusion of dour monotone vocals and heavy-tread drums sandwiched between buzzsaw bass and spectral, high-register keyboards. A guest shot by Korn vocalist Jonathan Davis on "The Key to Gramercy Park" reminds listeners of the band's currency, but it's easy to mistake Commencement for an '80s artifact. The impression is only made clearer by the Eno textures that drape the stately intro to "Winners" and the unlikely cover of "Tom Sawyer," complete with full Rush flavoring in the 7/8 interlude and roaring bass work. Fans of vintage electronica will wallow blissfully in the album's many sinkholes of subsonic analog sound, but for those who favor the digital muse or, for that matter, bands that have kicked the keyboard habit, Commencement may pose a few challenges.
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Deadsy's mix of electronics, death-metal distortion and lugubrious vocals offers something magnificently alien, yet familiar.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/14/2002
  • Label: Dreamworks
  • UPC: 600445030121
  • Catalog Number: 450301

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Key to Gramercy Park (3:11)
  2. 2 Winners (4:21)
  3. 3 Brand New Love (4:33)
  4. 4 Mansion World (5:02)
  5. 5 Lake Waramaug (4:23)
  6. 6 The Elements (5:20)
  7. 7 Flowing Glower (4:58)
  8. 8 Future Years (5:26)
  9. 9 She Likes Big Words (3:58)
  10. 10 Cruella (5:54)
  11. 11 Seagulls (The Macroprosopus) (5:56)
  12. 12 Le Cirque en Rose (Obsolescence) (4:56)
  13. 13 Tom Sawyer (4:53)
  14. 14 Commencement (5:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Deadsy Primary Artist
Jonathan Davis Vocals
John Taylor Bass
Jed Whedon Piano
Holly Robinson Background Vocals
Richie Birkenhead Vocals
Troy Van Leeuwen Guitar
P. Exeter Blue I Vocals, Group Member
Carlton Megalodon Group Member
Dr. Nner Synthesizer, Guitar, Group Member
Creature Bass, Group Member
Alec Pure Percussion, Drums, Group Member
Technical Credits
Jay Baumgardner Producer
Joe Gastwirt Mastering
Chad Fridirici Programming, Engineer
Chris Vrenna Programming
Elijah Blue Composer
Josh Abraham Programming, Producer, Engineer
James Murray Programming, Engineer
Carlton Megalodon Contributor
Dr. Nner Programming, Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Deadsy is awesome

    hey everyone u better get this cd cuz itz off da chain damn is an awesome cd. Jon davis from KORN is in one of the songs.get this cd or u f**king have no taste in music

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE BEST GROUP OF OUR TIME!

    I FEEL I HAVE HEARD THE BEST BAND OF OUR TIME! I AM NORMALY A VERY PICKY PERSON BUT I HEARD "THE KEY TO GRAMERCY PARK" AND I LOVED IT! I HAD TO GO OUT AND BUY IT! IF YOU DON'T LIKE ANY OF THEIR MUSIC YOU HAVE SOME SERIOUS PROBLEMS! YOU SHOULD GO UOT AND BUY IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    DEADSY

    Commencement finally occurs! And it¿s about time. I¿ve been waiting for Deadsy to get their sound out for years. But I guess their timing couldn¿t be better, given their current tour with Korn and all. Deadsy¿s Commencement is an eerie explosion of harsh, heavy guitars, and 80¿s like synthesizers, distorted bass, and the strong but depressed vocals of P. Exeter Blue I. They¿re going to take off, especially if tracks such as ¿Mansion World¿, ¿Winners¿, or their impressive rendition of Rush¿s ¿Tom Sawyer¿ follow their gateway song ¿Key to Grammercy Park.¿ The bottom line is that Deadsy rocks and they¿re equipped with what it takes to convert more than just an Orgy or Manson fan to their unique style. Commencement will prove to be the gateway to a musical genre previously unheard...so trust me, get off your a$$ and check it out!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Deadsy Rocks!!!

    This cd is great, ''Key To Grammercy Park'' is an awesome song, the video is great too. ELijah's voice Alec on tha drums, the 80's synths, this cd rocks. Go get it, order it, whatever just own it soon.

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