Title - 'Overgalaxy' [Explicit]
Artist - Damned Pilots
For those not in the know, the Damned Pilots were formed in Trieste (Italy) in 2013 and released their debut EP 'Spaced Outí that very same year. In 2015 the band went into the studio and recorded their second full-length album, the brilliant 'One More Mission' and in June 2016 they; and after touring for the first time across USA to promote that very same album, came together to record this third full-length album, Overgalaxy via Sliptrick Records.
Now having just released their brand new CD Overgalaxy this past December 15th, 2016, they are back to bring their unique musical perspectives to their adoring fan base - and beyond. As observed by the band themselves, Overgalaxy is a steam punk concept album. Indeed, as drummer/founder Don Nutz says, "It's built on the story of four cartoon characters: Don Nutz, Sgt. Ote, Willer Hertz and Erik Space ... aka The Damned Pilots. They travel through space in the year 2500 A.C. on a 1970's hippy van customized to fight against their archenemy Gorguss and his evil empire".
The lyrics, written by Sgt. Ote, are about love and hate, war and peace, past and future, rebellions against failed systems, all imbued with the sensibilities and humor of classic Sci-Fi b-movies. Comprising of mid-tempo groovy metal tracks to doom metal, inclusive of some bursts of psychedelic ballads, all strung together by catchy melodies, Overgalaxy is where the future of music is headed.
The album kicks off with a 'Intro', where a series of conversations about launching into space are discussed between a controller and the subject in question, before the music really begins with both 'Damned Pilots' and Seasons Of The Endings.' In a series of tracks over five minutes in length, we next get the balladesque pray chant of 'Desert Europa', the cinematic scope of true ballad 'Just Another Day,' and then the throaty 'Gorguss.'
The blistering guitar work of 'Hell Is Cold' is up next and that's followed by the stoic, Gothic-laden ballad brilliance of 'People Don't Die.' Featuring some stunning acoustic guitar work, it's quite easily my own personal favorite. The album then comes to a close with the thrashingly fun 'Sylvanic' and then the longest song on the album; at over six minutes, the instrumental opus 'Mos.'
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