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Semantic Saturation


Progressive Metal

3.96 | 19 ratings

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4 stars Semantic Saturation is one of the most intresting prog metal bands from last year 2013, their first album named Solipsistic got rave reviews worldwide, I myself being totaly pleased by the music offered. Formed around syrian/armenian guitarist Shant Hagopian, who was also was member of prog metal band named Nu.Clear.Dawn who released a single album in 2003. On this release we have some well known musicins in this bussines, like keybordist Derek Sherinian also himself with a syrian/armenian roots, the drumer of all drumer Virgil Donati, the bass god Fierabracci and Andy Kuntz from Vanden Plas on voice on one pieces. The music is top notch a kind of prog metal meets jazz fusion, Hagopian delivers a perfect belent between simple/complex, the music is very fluent, each piece is realy something, great great musicinship overall. The arrangements are as I said when little simple, when complex as hell, but each time Hagopian really knew to make the music quite beautiful and intresting from start to finish. The duels between guitar and keybords are fantastic, the sound is crystal clear, the compostions top notch, what else a total winner in my book. Andy Kuntz from Vanden Plas fame shows his perect voice for this kind of music, he is of course one of the respected voices in prog metal in last 2 decades. All tunes have same level, no weak moments here, only great ones. From me 4 stars for sure, recommended, release coming in digipak format with a very good artwork aswell. Album available on his bandcamp page both digital or CD. So, don't hesitate to get it worth every second.

b_olariu | 4/5 |


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