"Where Memories Combine" (Nightmare; 2004)

Reviewed by Snidermann

I like rock with a message as well as the next guy ... if I can understand the damn message, that is. The progressive three man band Cea Serin can and does show a hard side to their music with plenty of attitude. However, most of the songs start with a annoyingly slow fugue of violins and organ music that sets up the progression of the entire project. 

The harder rocking songs were more to my liking while the slower, repetitive, progressive stuff put me to sleep. I don't need a message if the music rocks hard enough to hold my attention, but I need more than whispered passages and vague notions when it's the slower, deeper stuff. Otherwise, it's too fucking much work for this simple listener. 

"Where Memories Combine" rocks when it wants to, but not often enough for my taste. Cea Serin has the goods, but this CD is way too complex. I found myself not enjoying this CD while listening to it and that is not okay in my book.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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