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The Anabasis


Heavy Prog

3.49 | 42 ratings

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3 stars The Anabasis is one of the newer bands from prog rock zone who caught my attention few years bach with their first album named Back from being gone released in 2011. Well this is like a super groups, musicians from Europe and USA got together and delivering a quite solid album to my ears. Among others the guitarist from prog metal band Hourglass, the fampous Spock's Beard keybordist Ryo Okumoto, Stefan Artwin from jazz fusion/prog metal band Relocator and many more. The music is very dense with plenty of great moments, twisted complex passages, only 6 pieces, 3 of them very long and very complex prog rock. Sometimes they incorporated some prog metal elements but never gone into prog metal zone entirely. The music is most of the time mid tempo but never boring to me. The lyrics are great, of historical kind. I really like a lot the vocal arrangements, are well performed and has many jaw dropping moments like on Egypt or Rome, to epic pieces where besides vocal lines, every musicins shine, very good. All in all more then decent debut, the art cover is aswell excellent, for fans of Spock's Bear, Blue Mammoth, etc. 3.5 stars .
b_olariu | 3/5 |


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