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4.15 | 1026 ratings

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5 stars Haken has found a way to add new arrangements and sounds to their prog metal symphonic style. They still give us their share of times signatures, but this time there's some tone variation, especially with the vocals harmonies. The songs offers some of the most enjoyable melodic development you can find in the progressive metal genre. The band continue his recipe by juxtaposing many styles from metal, to jazz and classical, but there is a different atmosphere from previous efforts. There's some heavier parts with the guitar riffs and at the same time, some lighter, beautiful and intense moments, illustrated by the vocals and the piano lines.

Every songs keep the listener busy, because you want discover on the next step through the mountain, what is hidden. But you know that the journey is intense and enjoyable from the start to the finish. Let's climb to the highest point of excellence in the Haken's mountain. There are no standout tracks on this, every songs flow well together. After their 2 first excellent releases, i was not sure if this band could pull it off again, but they did better than this, with their best release yet.

rdtprog | 5/5 |


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