The Dan Desmond Project - The Dan Desmond Project

Published Friday 20th July 2007
The Dan Desmond Project - The Dan Desmond Project

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 4 4 4 4
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 17149-12771
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Jeremy Williams

Dan is a British youth worker and this four-song CD kicks off with a big Metallica riff, "Take Me Away" which sounds promising, provided you remember it's a demo and forgive the hollow drums and recorded-in-a-cardboard-box production. But then the vocals come in, and oh dear, it would appear someone's trying to rap. Really, this is a very bad idea. Dan even raps "how did I know I could flow fo sho?" on "The Story Of My Life". I hate to be the one to say it, but the audience begs to differ. Every line seems to get rushed to fit it in, and more work has gone into the rhyme schemes than the meaning. In other words, there is no flow. The heart's in the right place, but with more enthusiasm than competence on show here, the world just isn't quite ready for The Dan Desmond Project.

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