Review by Giulio Albanese
Band: SRDJAN BRANKOVIC’S EXPEDITION DELTA
Album: “Expedition Delta 2”
Release date: May 27th, 2016
Label: Perris Records
“Expedition Delta 2” Tracklist:
Break The Rules
Thank You for The Good Times
Fly With Me
The One Who Lives A Dream
House of God
The return of the Serbian supergroup of progressive metal.. Srdjan Brankovic is back with the new album “Expedition Delta”!
Formed by Srdjan Brankovic, featuring in the past, artists such as Sabine Edelsbacher, Rene Merkelbach, Andrea De Paoli, Joost van den Broek, Gary Wehrkamp, Richard Andersson, Nikola Mijic, Santiago Dobles, Borislav Mitic, Vivien Lalu, Torsten Röhre, Erik Norlander and others. And today: Bobby Koelble, Andjela Isic, Santiago Dobles, Nicola Di Già, Dario Esposito..
The album is an excellent piece which doesn’t lack of its own style, with an incredible composition. In every track we appreciate the remarkable work that led the composition and its recording.
The first track «Spectacular» having a heavy and solid beat on drums as a real Hard Rock son has given start to the album Expedition: Delta 2. «Break The Rules» gives a slight impression of listening to Iron Maiden at its beginning, as the bridge comes we can appreciate the change of pace to a song with a gloriously melodic instrumental ending.
«Thank You for the Good Times» is a song which we can easily connect with its lyrics, a good partner who we could have had at some point and right now we yearn and weep, has an incredible structure in their chords which will make you addicted to the song easily.
Advancing, just like a mixture of ’70s rocks with 2000 alternative we have «Without You» a track with many details on its composition and sung with an incredible voice, short but beautiful!
«The One Who Lives a Dream» has a relaxing intro and then it becomes a little dark but melodic at the same time, with extraordinary arrangements. In the «House of God» we have a peculiar song, nothing on the album resembles to its sound, loaded guitar chords with the great metal taste in it! In fact, it’s endlessly-playable.
Indeed, the second half of the album is loaded with action, and continues with «I Don’t Believe» which makes us think about do we really have to believe? Will we ever believe again in love?
«Remember Me» Absolutely lovely, it is the time when we think about all of the above and reconsider, do we really want this? A soft guitar solo as charming as the pace of the bass when you detail them together. To its ending, «Connected» which I would say was the best option to leave it as last track, we can see how each instrument works on every fragment of the song, giving the highlights of each of them, it seems the final result of a jam session and then was recorded into the album, just rock! Genious!
You can connect with many of the songs, as if they were really made to catch you – isn’t it supposed to be? … trapped in their netting and then they’ll be stuck on your mind, there are no words to describe this feeling, when it’s made with the heart.
The album leaves you wishing more of this desirable work in the future: soulful, fascinating lyrics and addictive melodies, clearly understandable diction in singing. “Expedition: Delta 2” is grandly a good job of Srdjan and his musicians. Magnificent.
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“Expedition Delta 2” Album preview:
“Break the Rules” music video: