Sunday, August 1, 2010

GREENSLEEVES - The Elephant Truth

GREENSLEEVES - The Elephant Truth

Written by Branimir Lokner
Sunday, 01 August 2010

GREENSLEEVES " The Elephant Truth "
( Self - released ) 2009.


Progressive metal

Greensleeves are act whose carearre started out in 1993 year, bit during the previous 2009 year, a band has released a first full - length album, entitled " The Elephant Truth". Lyrically, " The Elephant Truth" is a conceptual album , where present songs abstractly and hipothetically
speaks about " the mental journey of a man in coma " . The storyline was inspired by the late John Godfrey Saxe novel - " The Blind Man And The Elephant". Musically, a group has offered own vision of progressive metal options,where also exists enough places for other metal and non metal varianats. Even that complexivities of albun's materials is evident, some comparabilities comes to mind, and in some aspects more psychologically than musically, Greensleeves approach reminds me on late 70's Rush conceptual albums. Also, some traces judging by genre's variants leads to Fates Warning band too, but a Brazilian fellows also shows many authentical conceptual and performing skillness.
In its performings we can find many up tempo changes, rhythmical "turbulences:", and stylish combinations. So, in one theme/song a group recapitulize a metal elements as a power, classic metal and even thrash, but also we can recognize some typical " progressive" 70's traces too.
There's no doubt that Greenslaves did a respectable job, and " The Elephant Truth" delivers many interesting views and prominent ideas.

Rating : 8, 5 / 10
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