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Devil in the Details
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
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Much more than "just another metal album."
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My first exposure to Saigon Kick was "The Lizard." After hearing that incredible album, I was a bit put-off by DITD. Then I listened to it again. And again. And again and again and again.... How can you describe this band? The vocals are awesome - powerful but without that over-dubbed, over-the-top feeling you might remember from a lot of those 80's metal bands. The music always has impact, even when it's not necessarily slamming. "Going On" is a perfect example, the acoustic guitars having an uncommonly rich sound. "Everybody" is a great ball of fun, and "So Painfully" is as addictive as it is smile-inducing. This is one of those albums that wanders a bit from sound to sound, and is all the better for it. Highly recommended, Saigon Kick fan or not."
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It is a very difficult choice to make, but this just might be the best album they ever did. This band has created one sonic masterpiece after another and really shows what they're capable of on 'Devil'. It is more like Water than the first two albums in it's diversity. It is more like the first two than Water in it's heavier edge. So it's really the best of everything that was, and is Saigon Kick. There is no acceptable excuse for not owning this incredible cd. Make it part of your collection as soon as possible. You'll be glad you did."
To Everything, A Winter's Sadness
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(5 out of 5 stars)
"Working my way through the evolutions of Saigon kick since the inception of their self-titled debut, I've found myself transfixed with what they could produce and therefore a loyal listener. Its always amazed me how they could dance both sides of the sensation rainbow, melding the beauty of both the light sides of life and love with the bleak sounds of demise and murder into something without losing anything in this musical translation. On one hand they would craft something so lovingly endearing that it bordered on the prolifics of heartfelt expression and on the other they would meld something into existence dipping with the realms of oddity and angst. That's why I've always been impressed while walking in their always transfixing footsteps, though, because the many faces of the Saigon Kick machine have always been interesting to watch modify and grow.Within Devil in the Details, there are many flavors to keep the mind entertained as all of the realms the needy listener is normally accustomed to hearing are displayed. There is a poetic beginning in the small introduction exclaiming, "I believe there is no sun today, I believe there is no sun. Miles from where I live today, I can see no sun," that then drifts into a love song that combines a beat into its ballad about a certain "Russian Girl" and the proposition of staying with the singer. Still, there is more as well, from the very beautiful, almost hauntingly sad "Spanish Rain" and the likewise saddened beats and depressive make-up of "Going On" to the violence and murder floating in the swing sounds of "Victoria" and the up/down teetering in the song about suicide, "Edgar." Also dwelling in the album more punkish sounds of "All Around," the two lover's embracing death together spectrum of "flesh of Bone," and the testimonials about feelings seething within "killing Grounds." Everything in this album comes together so well, making me glad I have a copy of it and always pulling it out to listen to even years after its release. Its rare that one finds a band that can keep the attention as well as Saigon Kick knows how to do, and rarer still to find someone that knows how to place four albums into circulation that all work at a level worthy of praise. Therefore, I recommend this album and all the other sounds of Saigon Kick to anyone wanting something with staying power and a little bit of everything. Its simply sad that, like all seasons, winter seems to have come and no more releases have followed in suite."