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Nemrud - Journey Of The Shaman CD (album) cover




Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.87 | 148 ratings

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5 stars This is Journey of the shaman, by Turkish band Nemrud. It is their first record, and it shows them evolving into their trademark sound at the beginning. This is some of the most theatrical progressive rock I do believe I've heard. Beginning vibrantly, very moody "Part I". Here is where the band revels well in the guitar rock that weaves a fantastic riff alongside Gocay's immaculate vocal delivery. Right form the start, you'll hear a nice of moog and bass interplay, and this turns into an absolutely good combination. "Part II" compliments well in its dark and haunting ballad style melancholy. A rousing synth accompaniment is added deep into the mix, with lilting melodies floating together with with guitar. Gocay's vocal delivery could carry many of the songs by itself. This album climaxes splendidly, and with powerful emotional resonance. Nemrud usually delve into depressing and darkly melancholy moods interspersed between their aggressive and violent guitar rock theatrics. I absolutely love the originality put forth from these individuals, and their ability to attack as a cohesive rock unit. Guest drummers shows his talents on "Part III". This song begins mainly as a soft and bleak synth ballad, twisting and turning from stark contrasting soft and hard. Near the end of the song, Gocay and the band let loose with dissonant and fiery classical rock blasting that can be quite shocking. The song thus has a slight Eloy edge to it, of which I don't think anyone could easily complain about. The song causes me to feel as if it meanders for too long, but it consistently remains interesting, and is a thoroughly enjoyable listen. A touching and emotional song. In all, a musical courage for newbies creating hard-core consept album about shaman's spiritual journey, and a testament to the creativity of Nemrud. The band gives us a very emotional and creative album with hooks and melodies placed well within complex structures and musical imagery. They create many memorable melodies utilizing by guitar but they need to blend in keyboards and bass into the sound. Best Moment - Part II Worst Moment - Funky groove on Part III Five Stars.
bufftitanium | 5/5 |


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