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THE OLD MAN AND THE SPIRIT

Beyond The Bridge

 

Progressive Metal

3.73 | 46 ratings

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b_olariu
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3 stars 3.5 really

Beyond the Bridge is a german progressive metal band who were originally formed under the name Fallout in 1999 they only become Beyond the Bridge in 2004 when the line up was fully completed. Their first album saw the light only in 2012 named The old man and the spirit. This is a concept album about as title implies about an old man and his spirit, is quite complicated lyricaly so not very much to add about it here, only that the lyrics are extremly well written and quite intresting aswell. Musicaly speaking this is solid prog metal, with top notch musicianship and more then ok vocal lines provided Herbie Langhans and Dilenya Mar. The instrumental parts are awesome, some more then brilliant duels between musicians, crafty passages, remind me little bit of Symphony X but without that neo classical aproach. There are some middle east influences on The apparition, very strong, Doorway To Salvation is another highlight, powerfull pieces with nice keyboards and aswell some more mellower parts, very good are the female/male vocal parts. All in all a fairly strong debute, not quite original or outstanding , I've heared this type of prog metal many times, but at least beyond the Bridge has very acomplished musicians and the skills are high class. 3.5 stars for The old man and the spirit.

b_olariu | 3/5 |

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