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Seven Deadly Songs

by Lord of Mushrooms

A progressive Metal Concept Album
Genre: Metal/Punk: Progressive Metal
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2. Avarice
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3. Envy
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6. Gluttony
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8. Legend: The Bewitching Air
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10. Legend: Paylee Conol
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French band Lord Of Mushrooms make their debut on Lion Music with 7 Deadly Songs, a concept album based around the seven deadly sins. 7 Deadly Songs finds Lord Of Mushrooms honing their progressive metal sound to appeal to a wider audience with more effective songs and themes. Fans of the bands earlier classic progressive tones will still find much of what the band were famous for but with the addition of a sharper edge. The band comprise of five talented musicians (with Laurent James on guitar) coming from different musical worlds - but with the same passion for creating engaging music, this brings together a fusion of the members know-how and style ranging from hard rock to jazz while passing through pop and contemporary music, which has seen the band be a regular in classic progressive festivals over Europe.


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Mikolaj Furmankiewicz

Lord Of Mushrooms - Seven Deadly Songs
Have you listened such excellent French progressive acts like Adagio and Spheric Universe Experience? A few years ago, I didn't know that France can brag about so strong progressive scene. The next supergroup is a band, formed in 2000, called Lord Of Mushrooms. Its main figure has always been a guitarist Laurent James. Among others, his favourite works are operas by Gaetano Donizetti and my compatriot - Krzysztof Penderecki (especially his "Paradise Lost" from 1978). He learned to play the piano and violin at conservatory and studied at Berklee College of Music for a year. At the beginning, he was supported by a bassist Sébastien Caviggia (Dyoxyne). Mentioned musician plays also saxophone and studied jazz music at Conservatory of Monaco. He decided to start business education and was changed by Julien Negro. There were as well other musicians in the first line-up: Quentin Benayoun (keys), Volodia Brice (drums) and Lionel (vocals). Lionel was substituted by Julien Vallespi - a student of jazz at Nicean Conservatory. The same situation was with Brice who was changed by Christian Grassart at first, and then by Mickael James. Lord Of Mushrooms' debut album was published by Musea in 2002.

The following CD of the title "Seven Deadly Songs" (being a paraphrase of "seven deadly sins") appeared on the market three years later. Its concept was based on Scottish poet - William Dunbar's poem called "Dance of the Seven Deadly Sins". When I listen to such a music, I feel a fast surge of happiness. Frenchmen play melodious progmetal, but they avoid guitar jigsaws that are often the main cause of listeners' tiredness and "metal fatigue", haha. On the other hand, we won't sense melodies' surfeit. Each of elements is polished and properly put together. The compositions are diversified, so it is unlikely that you will be tired of their music. We can only envy them their ingenuity, haha. Actually, their abilities and uniqueness as well, haha. Julien's vocal was perfectly blended into a whole instrumentation. To tell the truth, Mr. Villespi is a brilliant singer and I think as highly of him as of Jorn Lande and Roy Khan. That man can do everything with his vocal cords!

Lord Of Mushrooms' music makes me think most of defunct Ark. Frenchmen needn't "chase after" Dream Theater's popularity, because they have achieved the same level as regards technical abilities. Their perfect technique was strenghtened by musical background. Although French virtuosos are at the beginning of their activity, they have just reached the artistic summit! I am absolutely sure that French "lords" are at the top of the bands in this genre.