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Perplexed in the Extreme
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Label: Now and Then/Frontiers
Catalog Number: FRCD 67
Murray Daigle lead vocals, acoustic guitars, keyboards|
Mike Dmitrovic lead and rhythm guitars, backing vocals
Sean Gregory bass, backing vocals
Lorne Boyle drums, backing vocals
|1. ||You |
|2. ||Open Up Your Eyes |
|3. ||Badlands |
|4. ||Wasted Time |
|5. ||Numb |
|6. ||You Do It to Yourself |
|7. ||Just Like Anyone |
|8. ||Is This Love |
|9. ||Until You're Blind |
|10. ||Live It All Again |
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Existing comments about this CD
||Date: July 23, 2002 at 10:43|
|Not as good as Age of Innocence and Broken Saviours which are brilliant must have albums, but worth a listen. New one due 2003.
||Date: May 19, 2003 at 1:10|
|The sound is far less classic AOR than their first two albums, rather it has a heavier and more modern sound. The guys have clearly taken a step up in songwriting and the reward to the listener is a far more cohesive set of songs, working as a whole record, rather than a few single highlights. The production is tighter, the music more complex and despite a move away from the softer side, this is the band's best record yet and a clear sign that they have made the right decision.
||Date: June 7, 2003 at 7:01|
|muy buen disco , cargado de peso , melodia y sentimiento , conseguilo y disfrutalo.
|From: freddy de keyze
||Date: June 15, 2003 at 19:44|
|This is not that good. Indeed, a bit too modern. Reminds me a bit of Harem Scarem (worst band EVER !). So, no recommendation on this one.
||Date: August 6, 2003 at 13:50|
|I don't mind the more modern sound as every song is definitely heavier while maintaing their sense of melody. 'Wasted Time' is brilliant. Not my favorite ER record, but still good.
||Date: October 8, 2003 at 0:51|
|Of all their cds this is the worst one.
|Heavy Harmonies Volunteer|
|From: Blue Charvel
||Date: January 13, 2004 at 13:05|
|My favorite of the ER releases without a doubt. Still catchy but more driving, and to steal Rycheage's word "cohesive". Personally I don't see the Harem Scarem comparisons other than that they're guitar driven with lots of harmonies and hooks. I would never confuse them with HS at all, two totally different bands IMHO. Freddy, why don't you post something under your "Freaky" pseudonym that repeats what you already said so we can continue pretending you're two different people...
||Date: March 13, 2004 at 18:43|
|I believe the move towards a tougher sound has worked quite well, although Murray's vocals are a little one-dimensional at times. Though the band have exhibited a couple of new guises on 'Perplexed In The Extreme' it is still a typical Emerald Rain album of very good quality.
||Date: May 4, 2004 at 21:04|
|The opening song has one of the greatest chorus ever, very similar to Harem Scarem's Believe. The rest are OK, but not superb...
||Date: May 27, 2004 at 10:38|
|This is fantastic and IMO the best these guys have done. "Wasted Time" is one of the songs of 2001. So much passion and a great sound to boot. A definatre reccomedation for fans of Scarem and good quality melodic rock in general. The guitars wail!!
||Date: February 28, 2005 at 6:49|
|This one is not quite as consistent as the first two, but f*ck me is there some quality here! This is much more diverse, and with that comes a few tracks I don't love, but 'Wasted time' is awesome - how melodic can a band get?!!! And listen to the verses of 'Is this love' - the best verses ever recorded! Just sensational. The other track I love here is 'Just like anyone'. A stunning gem sitting amongst my top 25 or so songs of all time. What a stunner / spine chiller. Awesome disc!
|From: juan carlos
||Date: May 21, 2007 at 19:47|
|Otro gran disco junto al "Age of Innocence" y el "Sleepwalk" de toda su discografía, más rifferos que núnca. Mi Súper-Favorita es a no dudarlo "Is This Love" y punto. De cerca están la tremenda "Numb" diferente a lo hecho por éste grupo, "You Do It to Yourself", "Just Like Anyone" y "Wasted Time". Las dos primeras tambien muy buenas. Producción mas que aceptable y los solos largos la mayoría (algunos muy buenos). Recomendadísimo. 8.8/10
||Date: July 2, 2008 at 9:00|
|The 3rd best effort of all of the albums put out to date but that is not saying it is bad. It just didn't knock me off my feet like the first two albums did. A little better than the latest release but it just doesn't have that pizzaz. I know the bands like to say they are "Maturing" but I prefer teh more raw sound that bands have when they first come out before the industry is able to change them. Not a must have but a good album none the less. 83/100
||Date: January 10, 2010 at 9:25|
|You just can't keep a good melody down. Despite the harder-edged guitars that pour forth on this album like rain in a thunderstorm, the band never allows their melodic foundation to crumble. While this CD saw them veer slightly away from sounding like Harem Scarem clones, I'd be perplexed by anyone who says they can't hear the Harem Scarem influence. The hooks on here suck you in like a crack whore begging for a fix on her knees in front of an open zipper, but unlike the crack whore, the hooks are actually high-quality. The harmonies for which the band has become known are also still present and accounted for, not lost beneath the tougher sound. Don't misunderstand, this is hardly extreme metal, but the band has definitely beefed things up on this outing.
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