The Color Spectrum

The Dear Hunter - The Color Spectrum
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Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 12 ratings
Liked by 1 person
June 14, 2011 / Release Date
Box Set / Format
Triple Crown / Label
Casey Crescenzo / Producer
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This is a monster listening experience. I wish anyone curious to try this a hell of a lot of luck. This could be done as separate EPs or all in one go, which I did. I do thing each of the 9 EPs offers something exciting for every type of listener, despite me not liking some of them.
Let's break this down EP by EP:

Black - 80%
Favorite Track: This Body
Industrial theater. Pretty cool sound.

Red - 82%
Favorite Track: Deny It All or We've Got A Score to Settle
Very hard rock, almost alt ... read more
The Color Spectrum is a highly unrecognized box set of nine seperate EP's of four songs each that come with a different flavor and sound for each EP. The concept is that each EP is based on a different color, and the tone of each seperate piece of this set follows the flow of each of the distinct colors being represented. Given how unique and adventurous this concept is and how varied each one of these pieces is, its worth breaking down each EP separately and then discussing the overall project ... read more
The Dear Hunter are a band that love their concept music. And this behemoth is no exception. No, I'm not talking about the condensed album version, I'm talking about the 36 track long Complete Collection. If you're going to listen to this, don't do it by half measures, because you will almost definitely be missing out on some incredible music (unless your favourites are on the album, then power to you).

This box set contains nine EPs, each based around a different colour, and the sound ... read more
Here is my thinking about this record and band in particular. While I certainly admit to their musicianship, the sophomoric lyric writing is the stuff of a whinny assembly of 20 something thinking too hard about the world that surrounds them in the universe that only exists in their minds. Now, a question begs to be answered. How is this "progressive rock?" At best, average emo. The kid like vocals of Crescenzo are all telling. Over the next 10 or 20 years, Crescenzo might make some ... read more
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Track List

  1. Never Forgive, Never Forget
  2. Filth and Squalor
  3. Take More Than You Need
  4. This Body
  5. I Couldn't Do It Alone
  6. A Curse Of Cynicism
  7. Deny It All
  8. We've Got A Score To Settle
  9. Echo
  10. Stuck On A Wire Out on A Fence
  11. A Sea of Solid Earth
  12. But There's Wolves
  13. She's Always Singing
  14. The Dead Don't Starve
  15. A Sua Voz
  16. Misplaced Devotion
  17. Things That Hide Away
  18. The Canopy
  19. Crow and Cackle
  20. The Inheritance
  21. Tripping In Triplets
  22. Trapdoor
  23. What You Said
  24. The Collapse of the Great Tide Cliffs
  25. What Time Taught Us
  26. Mandala
  27. Progress
  28. Therma
  29. Mr. Malum
  30. Lillian
  31. Too Late
  32. Look Away
  33. Home
  34. Fall and Flee
  35. No God
  36. Lost But Not All Gone
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Added on: January 5, 2013