Review by Aaron Joy, Roman Midnight Music:
A bit of glam, goth, metal, pop rock, & even Latin make up. Carpeduke is one of those musicians who doesn't believe in limiting his creativity to any one musical direction. After hearing Carpeduke's experiments, I want there to be such a music scene & I want to know about it, if it doesn't already exist. Carpeduke does what every artist strives to do - not be caged into, borrow from one's inspirations & make an outcome that sounds original & personal. Full of moods, matching its linguistical & stylistic diversity, versus wild guitars & super headbanging metal. The good thing about this is I feel comfortable recommending his album to people who like progressive rock & heavy metal, but yet also people, like myself, who get fascinated by musicians braving musical boundaries & going for more ethnic approaches. While Carpeduke does a great job at keeping some common sound throughout the whole affair, a task easier said then done when going from heavy metal to electronica to who knows where. The diversity of sounds tightens the microscope over him. As long he never forgets to let the music come first & not the experiment, or don't forget to let loose & just headbang because well done that's just as impressive as singing in multiple languages, he'll do fine on his fifth release Hell Gothic Ride.
Aaron Joy, Roman Midnight Music