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4.15 | 1007 ratings

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5 stars The best Haken album, and a masterpiece that reminds us prog is not dead.

This new album from the British formation is the best thing they came up with. Sure the previous albums were great but I felt something lacked.

Here every song stays in your mind until you finally decide to listen it again to understand what you've messed on previous listening sessions. Every composition has its moments of greatness. Everyone on the band give what they have best to make us feel the tone of each title.

Now what makes this album a masterpiece ? Sure I'm not a huge musician, not a professor in music theory. But The Mountain feels as a unique piece of music, a mix between different genres of music that flows perfectly in harmony. A idea perfectly written and delivered. Even the weakest titles have their place here and have a reason to be here. They are not here just to fill up the blank space of your 800MB-disk.

And what's with the other titles ? Cockroach King, In Memoriam, Somebody... Well they are a proof that Progressive Metal is not only about bringing heavy riffs with hard time signatures, it's also about experimenting, trying different ways of composing, using old stuff and making it's a part of the music and not just a "Tribute part".

nDeck | 5/5 |


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