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5 stars 9/10

A bolder step, revealing more of the genius of one of the greats of modern music.

If the debut Showbiz alienated some people (I'm not being included), Origin of Symmetry definitely consolidated the success of Muse. Sound more ambitious and ferocious than its predecessor, the band really starts to gain the prominence it deserves, while it is clear that its various influences - from classical music romantic (as evident in the always well used piano Bellamy ) the space rock, with very prominent pro progressive rock and alternative.

Perhaps the biggest difference between Origin of Symmetry and Showbiz is the greater presence of bassist Chris Wolstenholme. Practically in some songs is the distorted bass who is the main driver, with the guitar being conducted Bellamy pro background. With this, the lead singer of the band has a chance to stand out more on vocals and piano and string arrangements and keyboards - see just how sublime with which he uses the church organ in closer Megalomania (which appropriate title). It's my favorite track here. Tell me what he can't do!

The average of the music is higher than in Showbiz with three of them exceeding six minutes - all of which my favorite as well as Megalomania. New Born is a demonstration of the power of low Wolstenholme, especially when it explodes in about a minute and a half. Space Dementia is a legitimate range of space rock, with distorted vocals and electronic effects really cool. And Citizen Erased is a crowd favorite, one killer riff with a great driving, until in about five minutes the music suddenly calms down, leading to a great end. Other highlights include Hyper Music, the sinister Micro Cuts with their alternating bars and more a display of Bellamy's falsetto, Screenager with his percussion and Latin flavor and deliciously sexy Feeling Good, a song that my girlfriend and I both enjoyed. Incidentally, I owe her my entry in the world of Muse and therefore will be dearly grateful. God, how I love her!

4.5 stars, rounded up.

voliveira | 5/5 |


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