Music Review

Album Review: 'Toward the Within' (1994)

EW's GRADE
C-

Details Lead Performance: Dead Can Dance; Genre: Experimental

Implacably serious and maddeningly eclectic, Dead Can Dance create music as airless and pretentious as only a band that titles a song ''Piece for Solo Flute'' can. Lisa Gerrard has a pretty, supple voice, and the band manages to create a listenable Middle Eastern groove, but Toward the Within is mostly a dull, plodding affair. C-

Originally posted Oct 28, 1994 Published in issue #246 Oct 28, 1994 Order article reprints