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4 stars To-mera is a sister band of the better known British band, Haken, sharing several members. There are differences between bands - Haken has more classic rock influences, To-mera is heavier and darker, but they are not totally different, both based on loud, heavy progressive rock with melodic sensibilities.

To-mera distinguishes itself from other prog metal bands by having a female vocalist who is not an operatic wailer, but rather has a jazzier voice. So, perhaps appropriately, the band's sound can be described as a mix of various underground metal sub genres - progressive, gothic, djent, even extreme pieces popping up here and there, with a kind of lounge-jazzy breaks. If you compare their three albums, Exile is perhaps a bit more accessible. It also stretches the song lenghts by a couple of minutes on several occasions. But I think their strength lies in the previous 8-minute format, because epics, while good, may seem like various melodic fragments glued together.

Progrussia | 4/5 |


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