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VISIONS FUGITIVES

Mekong Delta

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.17 | 66 ratings

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FruMp
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5 stars This album is a real unique gem that I recently had the luck of discovering, it combines, thrash, prog and classical music into a very interesting and fairly unexpected amalgam that is deserving of a listen by any prog or metal fan.

It starts off with the first 2 tracks being of a technical thrash nature, and are great within their own right but it really starts to get interesting at track 3 with an acoustic introduction to the classical part of the album (being tracks 4-8). I remember the first time I listened to the album and I was playing a video game and then I realised that the thrash I had been listening to had seemingly turned into classical music with metal in it. We're not talking yngwie malmsteem neo-classical kind of metal either, we're talking about classical music with conventional instruments being used as well, if you aren't paying attention sometimes you don't even notice the distorted guitars or the drum kit and it really does just seem like classical music.

Then the album ends with 2 prog thrash songs which are hard to describe but they have some of the catchiest melodies and riffs I have heard and they are just emotionally deep which is an amazing accomplishment for metal.

This is a highly reccomended album for those into true genre combining music and open minded prog and metal fans - not that prog doesn't require an open mind anyway.

FruMp | 5/5 |

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