Elect The Dead

Album Review of Elect The Dead by Serj Tankian.

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Elect The Dead

Serj Tankian

Elect The Dead by Serj Tankian

Release Date: Oct 23, 2007
Record label: Warner Bros
Genre(s): Rock, Alternative

80 Music Critic Score
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Elect The Dead - Very Good, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10
80

The opening cut, "Empty Walls," comes roaring out of the box with pulsing guitars hammering everything in sight before the verse slows to a crawl, full of layered vocals, and a delivery that is not unlike Gordon Downie's from the Tragically Hip! But the music couldn't be more enigmatic. It twists and turns, running down big hooks and riffs and turns them inside out with beautifully lush draperies of sound, spaces worthy of an empty room, and near operatic recitative melodic lines. The political and personal are interwoven tightly in Tankian's lyrics.

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