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Good band destined to get lost in the mix.
on April 13, 2008
This is one of those albums that is just tremendously frustrating to review. Why? Because it's good but also bored the crap out of me. What does that mean, you ask? Well, it means that every aspect of the album - songwriting, production, etc. - was technically great, but there was absolutely nothing that would compel me to play it again. You see, I believe we've reached a saturation point in this genre, and Ivoryline are a victim of that. Great musicians writing and recording music they love, but it just sounds SO much like SO many other bands doing the same thing! And given that, why am I going to put this particular album on when I can bypass it for the albums of the standouts and originators? Perhaps I'm wrong, but I see There Came a Lion as sealing Ivoryline's fate as one of those bands who are continually booked on the big festival tours yet never get bumped up from the side stage. Its too bad, really... if only this album had been released in 2001, they'd have a platinum hit.