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THE MOUNTAIN

Haken

 

Heavy Prog

4.17 | 682 ratings

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amirima
5 stars What attracted my attention to Haken's new album was their video for "Pareidolia" which I believe to be the best song on this album. 7/8 bars and riffs are so enjoyable that nobody will fail using them. Kind of a journey to Middle-Eastern sounds.

What can strike you in this album are the vocals. You will enjoy expanded amount of vocal melodies and harmonies. The instrumentations are great. These guys have full control over their music and lead you well in their worthy progressive journey. Some songs are heavier and more exciting, and some slower and moodier; but you will certainly encounter your good moments at many places.

"In Memoriam" is another powerful track I wish to highlight. I love it because of various and energetic guitar works in it. The intro is an awesome piano riff. Kind of track that you cannot normally find everywhere!

You will enjoy some cool guitar arpeggios in "Because It's There".

"Falling Back to Earth" is very heavy and poses a beautiful chorus which really makes this song valuable of numerous plays. You will hear some interesting clean guitar works here as well. Overall, the atmosphere of this song is rather heavy but I will certainly go for that chorus again!

"Somebody" begins with beautiful guitar arpeggios, and goes on with more beautiful guitar arpeggios.

In this album, the clean guitars are really awesome, praiseworthy, and in service of the songs.

This album deserves fives stars!

amirima | 5/5 |

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