Delusive Relics - The Blind Owl - Album Review - Electronic Rock from New Hampshire, USA

Delusive Relics - The Blind Owl - Album Review - Electronic Rock from New Hampshire, USA
Delusive Relics - The Blind Owl - Album Review - Electronic Rock from New Hampshire, USA

Today, we are excited to showcase Delusive Relics, a highly promising duo specializing in electronic rock, ambient, and industrial music hailing from New Hampshire, USA. In this review, we will delve into their latest release, "The Blind Owl," examining its character, style, story, potential, and more.

Delusive Relics is an exceptional electro-industrial duo that came to my attention just a week ago with the release of their new album, "The Blind Owl," on February 21st, 2021. For those who may not be familiar with the band, their musical journey began with the release of their debut album, "Chaotic Notions," in 2019. Since then, they have treated us to another full-length album, "The Blind Owl" (2021), along with two singles, "Painting From Dead Body" (2020) and "Shade of Owl" (2021). I invite you to embark on this musical journey by listening to the album while exploring the intricacies of this article.

Delusive Relics is an extraordinary band, captivating listeners with their diverse origins, powerful ethnic backgrounds, and their unique blend of influences. To provide an informed perspective, I immersed myself in "The Blind Owl" album, listening to it repeatedly. Some albums take time to resonate, becoming timeless classics that we still cherish with the same excitement after many years. Interestingly, "The Blind Owl" reminded me of that sensation.

The album boasts a myriad of creative elements, powerful vibes, and a diverse range of emotions, all woven together through unorthodox compositions. I was genuinely blown away by the sheer number of creative elements seamlessly integrated within each track. Although this genre may not be my usual preference, I am immensely impressed by the band's visionary approach. While the album's overall darkness may not have been as profound as I had subconsciously desired, it undoubtedly carries a dark and moody atmosphere. The melodies stray from the familiar paths of popular culture, embracing a jazzier essence that effortlessly combines Eastern and Western influences. However, these subtleties require the listener's undivided attention to be fully appreciated. As a music reviewer of over five years, I can confidently state that this blend of musical styles is one of the most unique and characteristic I have encountered in recent times. It is, without a doubt, commendable.

I am aware that the album draws inspiration from the book of the same title, "The Blind Owl," written by the renowned Iranian author, Sadeq Hedayat, nearly a century ago. The band's decision to embark on this artistic endeavor is truly admirable. Such ventures are a rarity in today's music landscape. The strengths of "The Blind Owl" lie precisely in these aspects, ultimately culminating in a truly unique experience. I hold great respect for Delusive Relics and the musical understanding they have demonstrated.

Technically, "The Blind Owl" falls short of achieving greatness due to average production and mixing. In all honesty, I regret to acknowledge this fact. The vocals lack the necessary character and cohesion, particularly when harmonizing together. Numerous instances arise where songs fail to deliver their intended impact due to raw-sounding instruments and poor balance. The list goes on. While I am uncertain of the producer involved, it is evident that the album falls below the musical standards set by the band.

Considering these factors, I can confidently state that I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Delusive Relics. The band exudes tremendous potential, showcasing boundless creativity, progressive elements, and a distinct musical character. In essence, "The Blind Owl" remains a remarkable album despite the technical obstacles it faces. Delusive Relics are still in the early stages of their career, and I have no doubt that we will hear more from them in the future.

To learn more about Delusive Relics, I encourage you to follow the provided links. Connect with them on social media, subscribe to their channels, and demonstrate your support to ensure you do not miss any of their upcoming releases.

In conclusion, the Metalhead Community Team extends its congratulations to Delusive Relics for their work on "The Blind Owl" and wishes them continued success in their future endeavors. Thank you for reading.


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