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Discipline.  - Captives Of The Wine Dark Sea

Discipline. - Captives Of The Wine Dark Sea

Label : Strung Out Records | Archive under prog / sympho metal

Release type: Full-length CD

Job : The name Discipline. might not immediately ring a bell. We’re talking about the prog band from Detroit here, that’s been together since 1987 (!) and is releasing its fifth album in the form of ‘Captives Of The Wine Dark Sea’ this year. Now, to get to the point: the reason you haven’t heard of this band outside of their poor marketing and awful use of social media, is because their music is a blatant xerox of the glory days. Name a random prog cliché from the 70s or the 80s and I bet you it’s on here. 70s harmonized vocals or vocals synchronized with piano runs? Check. Dusty production value to purposefully make it sound older? Check. Cheesy or just wacky lyrics? Check. “Emotional” guitar solos? Check. I can only imagine that the band is trying to get on the 70s prog revival hype train Mikael Akerfeldt and his buddies are driving at the moment because everything on here has been done better by better bands (like Queen, Pink Floyd, Genesis and The Flower Kings) way before Discipline. attempted it. Honestly, it doesn’t matter that this band has been going at it since 1987 – a quick walk through debut album reveals that they were already copying whatever came before them then.

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