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DC4 - Volume One (7/10) - USA - 2002

Genre: Rock
Label: Rising Sun
Playing time: 48:42
Band homepage: DC4

Tracklist:

  1. Playing House
  2. Pound Of Flesh
  3. Love Or Misery
  4. .44
  5. Naïve Bree
  6. Eyes On You
  7. Blind
  8. Jack And Jill
  9. Marianne
  10. Freakshow
  11. 4196
DC4 - Volume One
Let's take a look, Duncan, Duncan and Duncan, one of them Jeff. Jeff Duncan? Wait a second… ARMORED SAINT? And Joey Vera has produced it? Can only be that one, or not?

OK, all of you that might expect something like ARMORED SAINT now, can stop reading right - here. DC4 are a good bit different. Here you get Rock, with modern undertones, no Metal, grooving, the guitars always there, but quite distorted and also rhythmically it goes into a rather more modern direction.

Somehow I had read the name of STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, let's say that more rocking version of them, crossed with heavier guitars may not be the worst description of what DC 4 (three times Duncan, one time Church = DC 4?) serve us here. But they do not make the mistake of souring their sound by trendy elements, like too many of their colleagues.

Speaking of sound, as usual with Joey Very it is great, powerful and fitting the music like a glove, that's the way it is supposed to be!

A very good album of said sub-genre, which does not fully hit my taste, but for sure is among the better releases of this sound, fans should definitely check them out.

Alexander Melzer



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