Dead Coyote - Apparitionata - Album Review - Theatrical Rock from Portland, Oregon, USA

Dead Coyote - Apparitionata - Album Review - Theatrical Rock from Portland, Oregon, USA
Dead Coyote - Apparitionata - Album Review - Theatrical Rock from Portland, Oregon, USA

Today, we showcase the talents of Dead Coyote, a promising theatrical rock band hailing from Portland, Oregon, USA. In this review, I delve into their latest album, Apparitionata, exploring its character, style, story, potential, and more.

Dead Coyote emerges as a promising force in the musical, theatrical, and horror rock scene with their new release, Apparitionata, which debuted on February 13, 2021. The band embarked on their musical journey with the release of their debut album, Feed the Raven, in 2019. Since then, they have continued to impress with the release of Apparitionata in 2021. I invite you to immerse yourself in the album as you read further.

Dead Coyote undeniably stands out as one of the most impressive acts I've come across in a long time. As someone deeply immersed in the independent music scene and constantly exposed to new bands, I possess a discerning ear for true potential. Initially, I felt uncertain upon encountering Dead Coyote's visuals and social media presence. However, my opinion transformed after delving into their music and watching their captivating performance captured in their musical. To truly grasp the essence of Dead Coyote, I implore you to watch their video.

Above all, I'm blown away by the artistic vision showcased in Dead Coyote's Apparitionata. As an artist myself, I can appreciate the immense effort poured into this project. Upon completing the entire musical, I found myself asking a simple question: How many people I know could even attempt such a feat? The answer, truthfully, is nobody.

Apparitionata encompasses a multitude of influences from the 90s. It delivers a stunning performance, deftly balancing elements of comedy and horror, immediately evoking memories of the iconic film Beetlejuice and Michael Keaton's unforgettable portrayal. I vividly recall watching Beetlejuice as a child and the lasting impact it had on me. In the case of Dead Coyote, I am profoundly impressed by Zach Retzl, whose artistic talent seems innate rather than acquired.

When it comes to the musicality of Apparitionata, I thoroughly enjoyed multiple listens of the entire record. As some of you may know, I gravitate towards innovative ideas and unique blends, particularly with heavy instrumentation. Apparitionata reminds me of the likes of Queen, Iced Earth, and Phantom of the Opera in terms of musicality. There is an abundance of creativity, vision, layers, stories, and attention to detail evident throughout the album. It's a testament to the extraordinary amount of work invested by Dead Coyote, earning our utmost respect.

Regrettably, the project's weak point lies in one of its foundational elements—production quality. Having contemplated this matter extensively and recognizing the monumental effort poured into the project, I hold immense respect for Dead Coyote's dedication. Creating such a project undoubtedly took months, if not years. However, it is essential to acknowledge that the sound quality of their music falls below average, particularly in the context of the modern era in which we find ourselves in 2021.

Considering all these aspects, I am truly blown away by Dead Coyote. Apparitionata provides a glimpse into their true potential and serves as a remarkable album in its own right. It has the power to mark the beginning of something extraordinary within its niche.

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In conclusion, the Metalhead Community Team extends heartfelt congratulations to Dead Coyote for their remarkable album, Apparitionata, and wishes them the very best in their future endeavors. Thank you for joining us on this musical journey.


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