Descendants of Cain - The Book Of Changes
The Book Of Changes

Posted by DJ I.Z.
3/13/2006
Released on: 2004
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Although predominantly a "goth band", Descendants of Cain has one of those sounds that crosses genres and will appeal to a wide range of people. Their 2004 EP "The Book Of Changes" is an amazing introduction to their music and shows the range of their talent.

Anyone who knows me is aware that I'm NOT a huge fan of gothic music. So for me to be excited about this album really speaks to its quality. One of the things I like is that Descendants of Cain do not stick to the same two note, depressing, gloom music that a lot of gothic bands seem to follow. They give it a great edge, and yet make some of the most powerful music you're ever going to hear.

The first several tracks impressed me with their musicianship, making a great blend of electronics and traditional elements like guitars and drums. The vocals backing it all up are a great source of power in their own right - deep, dark and so emotive. You can't help but get into this. The last track they reserve for a slower ballad that again exudes emotion.

If you're one of those people who refuse to ever give gothic music a try, I think Descendants of Cain is one of the bands that can change your mind (I know they have for me). Especially if you're into industrial rock, DoC is a cross-genre band that is sure to grip you.

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