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ALMAGEST

Egyptian Kings

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.55 | 65 ratings

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OpethGuitarist
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3 stars Mellow and dream like.

After seeing the praise put on this album by many reviewers, I was compelled to get it. The cover is very fitting, the album feels like a landing on an unknown sector of the universe. There's no clear melody or hook here and that's good, as we are never cheated from an otherwise pleasant journey into the unknown confines.

The epic Low Mass Stars is my favorite here, with clever use of electronics to create a spacey mood for much of the track. The whole album is clear in direction and it is all carefully crafted. The final track is a bit of a bummer, but the rest is really superb work within the confines of the genre. The only vocals are spoken words, seemingly taken from a scientific journal describing space.

I found this album to be somewhat of a soul searching or conscious awareness album. Nothing is ever forced, nothing is ever too powerful, and this allows for a great deal of introspection if one is inclined. The album is very relaxing and while their are many apt comparisons, it remains particularly unique. It's a nice album to have in your collection, and while it may not always be on the top of your player list, it has certain qualities to it that are perfect for discovery.

OpethGuitarist | 3/5 |

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