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5 stars I enjoyed Airbag's last album, All Rights Removed, but there was something about it that didn't quite gel together enough for me to consider it to be really excellent. I think what it was lacking, something that their new release has in spades, is atmosphere. It might just be me, but this album has bags of atmosphere. I really wonder how the band feel about being constantly compared to Pink Floyd (I'd take it as a compliment, personally), but they undeniably do sound like a more modern WYWH - The Wall era Floyd. Mostly because Bjørn Riis's guitar tone and playing style is very, very similar to Gilmour's - lots of bending up, hitting a high note, then bending back down, nothing super fast and technical etc. Regarding the music itself, there are long, beautiful, majestic instrumental sections, lots of nice build-ups and some of the best guitar solos I've heard for years. This is bordering on being my ideal album, and would quite possibly be in my top 10 releases of the last 5 years.
Revelation_Space | 5/5 |


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