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MOMENTS

Soul Cages

 

Progressive Metal

4.29 | 11 ratings

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Progrussia
5 stars This is not prog metal of Dream Theater, or Opeth, or djent variety. It's unhurried, reflective intelligent music with only a few metal touches - a distorted background, a double-kick drum, power riff or mid-tempo solo here and there. Moments has probably their best melodies. The album, curiously, starts with more sprawling compositions. Only 2 songs, I guess, that would pass for late 80s style metal rockers and even they have slower passages. Lots of clean instruments, melodic changes and production emphasizing clarity rather than power (this way, bass comes out very nicely). A calm, nice, but heavily accented vocal. Subtle keys and female vocals to accentuate the proceedings. Synths and the occasional melancholic melodies remind also of 80s melancholic synth pop Iike New Order. If you want a comparison, some of the calmer experiments of late 80s Queensryche and Fates Warning, or, better yet, fellow Germans Sieges Even of their softer albums, A Sense of Change and The Art Of Navigating by the Stars, but not as technical.
Progrussia | 5/5 |

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