Davenport Cabinet "Our Machine" Album Review — 4.5 out of 5 stars
Fri, 18 Jan 2013 10:11:35
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Diversity remains a hallmark of any musician worth his salt.
Coheed and Cambria guitarist Travis Stever steps out from the alternative prog metal bombast of his primary group and delivers a pensive, powerful, and poetic collection with Davenport Cabinet's latest offering Our Machine. It's definitely worlds apart from Coheed, however, it's equally potent in its own right.
Teaming up with his cousin Tyler Klose, Stever architects a foundation of folk and dreamy rock that twists and turns through heavy, often heart-wrenching moments. "Deterioration Road" ponders addiction with acoustic guitars resounding and brash riffing at the right moments. Meanwhile, "Simple Worlds" would make Led Zeppelin proud with its terse balance of classic folk and rock. An impressive lead cycles through "These Bodies", matching the lyrical heft with a tough delivery. An ethereal reprieve comes during the elegiac "Dancing on Remains", while "At Sea" breaks hearts in the most beautiful way possible saying goodbye.
Davenport Cabinet opens up with the kind of honesty rarely seen in today's musical landscape. Most importantly though, it's a shimmering example of how dynamic Stever truly is as a musician. Once you enter this Machine, you'll never want to leave.
Have you heard Our Machine? Listen below and let us know what your favorite song is!
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Also, check out this live, acoustic version of "Deterioration Road":