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Nothing but a Merciless Review

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Jsteinfan 05:45 am MST 01/27/07

Taken from http://www.DreamLightning.com

Posted by Jsteinfan 1/27/06 at 6:05am

First and foremost, I’d like to thank BVM for all the time, energy, and money he invested into this project, for this second time. I’m lucky to have an “advanced” copy of this CD, and would like to share my thoughts here and now.

This “sequel” totally exceeds the previous NBMN Project. Disc 1 starts off with BMV pounding the piano during “BAT OVERTURE” then he hands things off to baal for a stunning “thunder-road-esque” piano instrumental BAT. Totally thrilling start!!

I’m not going to go through a track by track review, but will mention those that stand out:

* Markus’s interpretations of CHILDREN and BODY are lonely, desperate and creepy - - I like it!!!

* Ryan is over-the-top all the time.

* BMV contributed some brilliant instrumentals!!!

* Gavan contributed an interesting & original take on PIGS, and a guitar that would make Jerry Seinfeld proud. The best part of this version is that it doesn’t take it’s self too seriously, with great use of a Steinman monologue.

* Beautiful version of WHISTLE by Laurie!!!!

* Brilliant intro on LEFT IN THE DARK with thrilling vocals that suggest a merger of Jim Steinman, Rascal Flats, and Dashboard Confessional, and surprisingly enough – it works! Probably my favorite track on the album!!!!!!!!!!!!

* Mathais’s take on HEAVEN really has a Billy Corgan / Smashing Pumpkin vocal sound. Absolutely Love it!

* The Hungarian Tracks STEAL THE SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

* The Second HEAVEN sounds as if it’s a long lost Elton John demo!

* Cash? WHO IS CASH?? Love her TOTAL ECLIPSE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sounds like HEART only Heart with heart!

* WOW – Aaron’s version of Surf’s Up is pulsing w/ passion – if only we could capture his passion and distribute it to the world – it would be a different place for sure!

* Holy weird “MORE NOCTURNAL PLEASURES” by Scaramouche. LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Beats ALL DESMOND SONGS on BAT III! Ahahahahhaah – I MEAN THAT, but perhaps its not a compliment you want!

Ok – I know I’m leaving some out – but WOW – Congratulations to all involved – what an incredible tribute of talent to an incredible talent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Steinman will be blown away by this, no doubt!

-Justin



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