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Frequency Drift

 

Crossover Prog

3.87 | 137 ratings

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ProgShine
2 stars There's a whole new Prog genre that began around 10 years ago that I like to call (for some weird reason) Alt Prog. It's characterized by almost no Rock, lots of Ambient music and loads of Pop. It's a genre that seems to be more and more popular but it simply doesn't click with me.

The German band Frequency Drift lies in this category and even more on their new album, the recently released, on the Gentle Art Of Music label (from RPWL), Over (2014).

There was a big fuzz over their last album, ? Laid To Rest (2012), with lots of great ratings and reviews, I gave it a try and it didn't click, it was good, but far away from being that awesome. The new album, Over (2014), seems to me to be part of the same path as Nosound Afterthoughts (2013) (review here: progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=954909). Everything's alright, everything's ok, everything's so? normal. Doesn't really go anywhere.

The instrumental seems to be the same medium tempo all the time, no clever bits, many background music. The female vocals are there, in the spot, but the voice, always the same melodic line, the same melodies, and too much on Gothic Pop Metal for my taste. A couple of tracks ('Sagittarius A*' and 'Memory') have some interesting and more Rock moments, but that's all. On top of that the album is too long (over 75 minutes) and it seems it'll never end. Sure it's a good album, especially if you like bands like Anathema or Nosound. For me?. Just one more ok record that doesn't really progress.

ProgShine | 2/5 |

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