Your Daily Lick: Dredg

The Pariah, the Parrot, the Delusion (Ohlone Recordings)



Without dwelling too much on the innate pretension of a title like The Pariah, the Parrot, the Delusion, it should be noted that the music doesn't fare much better. Dredg's stock-in-trade is passion and earnestness delivered via brooding, theatrical, occasionally understated hard rock. The band is certainly talented, but the more it tells you so, the less it matters.