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Experimental/Post Metal

3.29 | 90 ratings

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1 stars Arjen Lucassen is known for having many projects. Well, Ambeon was just one more.

Ambeon was in fact Arjen Lucassen's (too late) attempt to jump in the bandwagon of the so- called Gothic Metal fronted by females. The genre was really succesfull in the late 90's with bands like Nightwish, Epica, Within Temptation and The Gathering so Arjen thought: Well, why not?!?

So, he gathered a few musicians (and as usual, lots of guests) and the female vocals of Astrid Van Der Veen and recorded Fate Of A Dreamer (2001).

The problem with the album is: this thing is souless and really week. There's not enough Metal and is far away from having any real Prog Rock interesting parts. It's a bunch of Ambient melodies with layers and layers of vocals (bad ones, have to say) all the way through, a really bad patchwork.

So, Arjen jumped on Gothic Metal bandwagon more than 10 years ago to try and make some money! It worked? No, it was a big and awfull fail.

ProgShine | 1/5 |


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