Praises To The War Machine

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Singer Warrel Dane has been a fixture in the heavy metal community for so long (as far back as 1987, with Sanctuary, before embarking on a long '90s and 2000s tenure with Nevermore) that it's really rather remarkable that his first true solo album, Praises to the War Machine, didn't come into being until 2008. Actually born of an equitable collaboration with former Soilwork guitarist Peter Wichers, who co-wrote and produced the entire disc, Praises drips additional heavy metal credentials thanks to the participation of former Himsa guitarist Matt Wicklund and in-demand drummer Dirk Verbeuren (Scarve, Yyrkoon, Soilwork, etc.), yet doesn't curb its creative scope within strictly metallic parameters. Rather, even though Dane's stylistic roots are rarely invisible throughout, the album purposefully emphasizes songs that are neither as uniformly heavy nor as technically overwrought as the usual Nevermore working model. Examples of this range from immediate and memorable heavy rockers like "When We Pray," "Let You Down," and "August" to a few surprisingly introspective offerings like "Brother," "This Old Man," and the gorgeous "Your Chosen Misery" (featuring psychedelic nuances and baritone vocals that bring Canadians the Tea Party to mind), where the singer gets as openly personal as he has ever done on record. Dane also takes advantage of his solo billing to tackle two unlikely covers: an unrecognizably toughened-up version of Simon & Garfunkel's "Patterns" and the Sisters of Mercy's "Lucretia My Reflection," which is given the goth metal treatment a la Sentenced and Tiamat. And for those who simply must have their metallic fix, "Equilibrium" delivers a familiar head-banging album finale, while old friends like Nevermore partner Jeff Loomis and death metal icon James Murphy drop by to provide melodiously shredding solos for potential single "Messenger" and the cynical, aggressive "The Day the Rats Went to War." So there you have it: a nice balance between familiarity and surprise makes Praises to the War Machine a well-rounded solo endeavor, and a no-brainer for Warrel Dane fans of all stripes. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia, Rovi

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Singer Warrel Dane has been a fixture in the heavy metal community for so long (as far back as 1987, with Sanctuary, before embarking on a long '90s and 2000s tenure with Nevermore) that it's really rather remarkable that his first true solo album, Praises to the War Machine, didn't come into being until 2008. Actually born of an equitable collaboration with former Soilwork guitarist Peter Wichers, who co-wrote and produced the entire disc, Praises drips additional heavy metal credentials thanks to the participation of former Himsa guitarist Matt Wicklund and in-demand drummer Dirk Verbeuren (Scarve, Yyrkoon, Soilwork, etc.), yet doesn't curb its creative scope within strictly metallic parameters. Rather, even though Dane's stylistic roots are rarely invisible throughout, the album purposefully emphasizes songs that are neither as uniformly heavy nor as technically overwrought as the usual Nevermore working model. Examples of this range from immediate and memorable heavy rockers like "When We Pray," "Let You Down," and "August" to a few surprisingly introspective offerings like "Brother," "This Old Man," and the gorgeous "Your Chosen Misery" (featuring psychedelic nuances and baritone vocals that bring Canadians the Tea Party to mind), where the singer gets as openly personal as he has ever done on record. Dane also takes advantage of his solo billing to tackle two unlikely covers: an unrecognizably toughened-up version of Simon & Garfunkel's "Patterns" and the Sisters of Mercy's "Lucretia My Reflection," which is given the goth metal treatment a la Sentenced and Tiamat. And for those who simply must have their metallic fix, "Equilibrium" delivers a familiar head-banging album finale, while old friends like Nevermore partner Jeff Loomis and death metal icon James Murphy drop by to provide melodiously shredding solos for potential single "Messenger" and the cynical, aggressive "The Day the Rats Went to War." So there you have it: a nice balance between familiarity and surprise makes Praises to the War Machine a well-rounded solo endeavor, and a no-brainer for Warrel Dane fans of all stripes. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia, Rovi

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Artist: Warrel Dane
Studio Label: CD
Edited: N
Format: CD
Enhanced: N
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 05/13/2008
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.22
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.5 x 0.5 x 7.44
UPC: 0072770184782
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1. When We Pray
2. Messenger
3. Obey
4. Lucretia My Reflection
5. Let You Down
6. August
7. Your Chosen Misery
8. Day The Rats Went To War
9. Brother
10. Patterns
11. This Old Man
12. Equilibrium
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Slower, more 'gothic'.
9/22/2010

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4.0 stars 9/22/2010 by TheBeardedDeptfordian
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I've been a fan of Warrel's for going on 10 years now. I love Nevermore, as well as Sanctuary. His debut solo release contains things which you might expect, while lacking a certain falsetto scream that many hoped would appear. If you followed Warrel's career, you'd have known that he's a fan of Peter Murphy/Bauhaus, Simon & Garfunkle, and Sisters of Mercy. These influences shine through as you listen to what appears to be a medium-paced goth rock album. There are a few faster parts, but it's mainly with the mid-tempos. I've always been a fan of Nevermore's slower ballad-esque numbers, so hearing Warrel use his harmonies over these songs is refreshing. Also, Nevermore wasn't formed in 1994, as Warrel's bio states. Nevermore was formed in 1992... so, if that could be changed, that would be lovely.

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