Dragonspoon is the solo project of guitarist Frank Aresti,
well known for his work in
Some have placed this work in the industrial field, or
perhaps a blend of industrial and progressive metal, but
it only contains token elements of those two genres, and
it really sound much like anyone or anything else either.
There are traces of progressive guitar work here and there,
alongside a prevalent industrial edge
(best heard on "Breakout"), but much warmer and
more laidback than is usually associated with the industrial
Though not exactly the best representation of the style,
a pretty faithful rendition of the Cars "Moving In Stereo"
gives some insight into the direction that Aresti has progressed.
There are plenty of ambient passages that give the album
a relaxed and tranquil feel, and these breaks contrast the
heavier moments quite nicely.
is a somewhat quirky release that gains points
for originality and might find favor both in the progressive
and industrial crowds.
Hook In Mouth
Reviews: Sea Of Tranquility
- Just To Feel Alive Again
- Devil Gone Too Far
- Smoothing The Way
- The Dream
- The Winding Ring
- Deep Blue Sea
- Moving In Sterio
- Conjuring Grace
- My Favorite Stain