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3.48 | 157 ratings

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3 stars I heard RPWL described once as prog-lite. While it is indeed true that they are at ease with synthesizer-lush pleasant-sounding tunes with Pink Floydian overtones (the atmospherics and both the clean and stratospheric guitar work), see Turn back the clock. But here they both mix it up with some metal and heady structures. The best example is the opener Silenced, with starts with a very cool lone guitar riff that segues into metal, then very melodic part, then a sudden screaming section that follows with similarly unexpected trance breakdown and a mesmerizing Pink Floydian solo. Stranger is another, less impressive example of the this metal-meets pleasant neo-prog approach. Also of note is the very Pink Floydisized (a la Sorrow from 1987) cover of Bob Dylan's Masters of War - talk about a creative approach to covers.

All in all, this is maybe the less known and inconsistent RPWL album, but it got some cool tunes.

Progrussia | 3/5 |


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