DELIVERANCE - ASSIMILATION (2-CD Set, 2007, Retroactive)

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Disc One: Assimilation album

Disc Two: Assimilation Demos (instrumental)


Originally released in 2001 on the ill-fated Indie Dream Records, Assimilation continued in the progressive metal of Learn and Stay of Execution. Remastered, Retroactive Records reissues this hidden treasure with an entire bonus disc featuring demo tracks of all 10 songs that ended up on the final release as instrumentals, plus four tracks with vocals! Following a six year hiatus after the release of Camelot In Smithereens in 1995, Deliverance returned with its seventh studio album and one of its finest efforts musically in Assimilation. The talented Jimmy Brown continues to bring a strong melodic flavored but doomy David Bowie meets Geoff Tate (Queensryche) lead vocal style to the band. Brown, at the same time, still excels as a guitarist, adorning the album from front to back with his super tight and crunchy guitar riffs. Keyboardist David Gilbreath adds an industrial element to the bands hard rocking sound, lending a measure of foreshadowing to Brown's more industrial influenced side project Fearful Symmetry. A legitimate case can be made that Assimilation features not only perhaps the strongest group of songs Jimmy Brown and company have put together, but that it represents the bands most noteworthy effort since Learn. And irregardless of the inconsistencies of Deliverance's instrumental sound, Assimilation becomes a necessary purchase when taking into consideration Brown's first rate lead vocal and rhythm guitar abilities in addition to the albums solid production job. Track Listing: Disc 1 The Limitless Light, From The Beginning, Assimilation, The Circle, Sell Your Soul, The Search, The Learned Man, Between 2 Worlds, Impressions, Save Me From? Disc 2: The Limitless Light, Sell Your Soul, The Search, Save Me From?, *Assimilation *Between 2 Worlds, *The Limitless Light, *The Circle, *Sell Your Soul, *The Search, *Impressions, *The Learned Man, *From the Beginning, *Save Me From? *(instrumental mix)

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