Commencement

Commencement

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by Deadsy
     
 
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

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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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Alternative Press
Deadsy's mix of electronics, death-metal distortion and lugubrious vocals offers something magnificently alien, yet familiar.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/14/2002
Label:
Dreamworks
UPC:
0600445030121
catalogNumber:
450301

Tracks

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   Vocals,Group Member
Carlton Megalodon   Group Member
Nner   Synthesizer,Guitar,Group Member
Creature   Bass,Group Member
Alec Pure   Percussion,Drums,Group Member

Technical Credits

Jay Baumgardner   Producer
Chad Fridirici   Programming,Engineer
Chris Vrenna   Programming
Elijah Blue   Composer
Josh Abraham   Programming,Producer,Engineer
James Murray   Programming,Engineer
Carlton Megalodon   Contributor
Nner   Programming,Engineer

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Commencement 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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