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Godhead: The Shadow Realigned - Album Review

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Godhead: The Shadow Realigned


Godhead is perhaps one of the most interesting hard rock bands recently to emerge, whose start dates back to the mid 90's. Their remix album, The Shadow Realigned, takes a diverse perspective on tracks that keep with their theme of being one part goth, one part industrial and one part metal. The album begins with "The Gift (Robotic Beehive Remix)," a song that offers a cutting edge electronic heavy backing and allows Jason Miller's vocals to shine through despite the relentless imagination that the producer opted to add to the cut.

"Unrequited (Ben Moody Remix)" is a cross between the dark edginess of Marilyn Manson and Evanescence coupled with the clever catchiness of the lyrics provided by the band. The song is an evolution of sounds moving from slow to fast, allowing for a diverse offering of the band's heavy sonics on the speakers; while "Inside Your World (Dark Moon Remix)" opens a portal between amazing composition and what audio production equipment can produce. The song feels as if it could be featured on radio - or in a movie score.

"Trapped In Your Lies," a song which put Godhead in the rock Top 40 for the first time in their career back in 2006, is re-envisioned in this, the Psyclon Nine Remix, and provides fans and new listeners the opportunity to feel the incredible precision of their writing, and overall sound. It is difficult not to like the track from its uniqueness, and in-depth instrumentation. The finale, "Never Let Me Down Again" complements the album's tone - grim and coarse well-constructed rhythms that will satisfy even those skeptical of heavy metal and its appeal.

Godhead formed in a northern Virginia basement and would soon find themselves thriving in the midst of a record deal with Sol 3 Records, and receiving heavy rotation on radio stations and MTV. Lead singer, Jason Miller adds that "The Shadow Line was a defining album. We co-produced it ourselves at our own studio, and were really able to explore the evolution of our sound. Now that we have the opportunity, we thought it would be great to get a lot of other producers we admire to have a shot at remixing each song and giving our fans a completely new look at our material." The Shadow Realigned hits the world on April 29, and will undeniably find its way onto many iPods because of its awesome diversity and relentless capacity to make you stop and take note of who Godhead is and why they've held on since the 1990's.

Final Grade: A

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