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CRYING OF THE WHALES

Abarax

 

Crossover Prog

3.29 | 43 ratings

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3 stars We are here to share - so do beware ...

This ABARAX debut trys to tell the imaginative truth about the whales. The band needed 'two years of research and never ending mind games' to realize an ambitious concept with suitable lyrics and booklet pictures. So it is a flaming appeal for the protection of Mother Earth and especially the whales. The majority of the slowtempo songs is well composed and arranged with excellent vocals and guitar work - sometimes very Gilmour like. They are in a mood as if they had accompanied the whales across the ocean - combined with samples and ambient soundscapes.

The title song is to point out - split in two sections - a nice relaxed song with wonderful guitar playing. Part 1 offers a breathtaking outro introduced by the crying of the whales - excellent! 'We must live together like a man and wife' - Part 2 contains a spoken word message and closes with a reminiscence to 'Echoes'. Whale massacre' - the longest track - has a depressive atmosphere depending on the story. 'Part Of Evolution' is convincing me with the combination of a hard rock/metal guitar at the beginning followed by a simple text refrain and space/psychedelic keyboard and guitar - very good. 'Natures voice' is a nice ballad and 'Point of no return' differs to the other songs because it is a rocking piece.

'Crying of the whales' refers to Pink Floyd but has its own unique style. Recommended to fans of calm space/psychedelic or symphonic rock music - 3.5 stars.

Rivertree | 3/5 |

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