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Appleseed Cast

Appleseed Cast: Mare VitalisMare Vitalis (2000)
Deep Elm Records

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There are very few self-proclaimed 'post-hardcore' bands who actually ever do fall under that category. Though they are not in the same vein as 'Embrace' or 'Rites of Spring', Appleseed Cast and their second full-length, "Mare Vitalis", do the 'post-hardcore' name justice. Latin for "Sea Life", t.
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There are very few self-proclaimed 'post-hardcore' bands who actually ever do fall under that category. Though they are not in the same vein as 'Embrace' or 'Rites of Spring', Appleseed Cast and their second full-length, "Mare Vitalis", do the 'post-hardcore' name justice.

Latin for "Sea Life", this CD is different than most in that the musical content actually seems to reflect the title. As the opening track unfolds, it gives the sense of soaring over a dark, endless ocean at dusk... the barrenness, the solitude... not a soul in sight except for the mysterious creatures beneath the forboding surface. It sets the mood perfectly!

"Mare Vitalis" then goes on to give the listener one of the most soothing, yet riviting musical experiences ever. Soft one moment, and crashing the next, the singer's voice blends perfectly with intricate and dueling guitars. Add the solid rhythm section you find on this ablum to the equation, and you have a release that will not leave your record rotation any time soon.

If you're a fan of true, emotive music, you'd be wise to check out this release.

 

 
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Anonymous (January 30, 2003)

this cd is unlike anything you've heard before...well thought out and well played music.

POSIEDEN is good...review LOST SONGS

def jux baby...

Anonymous (January 4, 2003)

I agree, review lost songs

Anonymous (January 3, 2003)

Review 'Lost Songs'!!!

Anonymous (September 25, 2002)

If you think the cd is good,try and go see a live show...one of the best shows i have ever seen. The drummer (both new and old) are amazing and mesmorizing! Go see a show!

Anonymous (March 17, 2002)

this is the best cd ive owned in a long time

buy it

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