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Vanden Plas


Progressive Metal

4.01 | 176 ratings

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4 stars This is a good Neo-Prog/Prog Metal album. In many places it's very rich and beautiful sounding. This one also rocks with very pleasant guitar work, solid drums, and nice keyboard. Dream Theater and Kansas, influences abound. Andy Kuntz has a voice similar to LaBrie, a bit more smooth and controlled however. There are some good solos mixed in but not quite as technical as DT can be. I'm still absorbing the story line, but the lyrics seem pretty good, not irritating or silly. The style of the music is pretty standard now, quite a few bands are doing it well, besides DT, there are Symphony X, Angra, Archetype, Pain of Salvation, Savatage, Threshold, and a bit more gothic Evergrey, and others I've heard that make similar music. It's all pretty good to a non-musician prog fan. If you like any of those bands and or a fan of the genre, then this album will probably appeal to you, it doesn't bog down much at all and is quite flowing, melodic, and enjoyable.
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