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Transcend

 

Progressive Metal

3.45 | 27 ratings

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Progrussia
4 stars This Greek-Canadian band comes across as a somewhat less adventurous Dream Theater, sticking mainly to neo-classical, power and neo-prog side. Unlike most of the much maligned Dream Theater clones, who borrow the guitar-keys interlay, eclectic melodicism but rarely venture outside 8 minutes, Transcend actually sticks close to the original formula. Three 10-minute, a 7- minute ballad and a 45-minute song and LOTS of noodling, not just on electric guitar, keys and some bass, but also on traditional guitar. The well-trained guitarist also sings pretty well, which is impressive, although there are probably better singers out there. As for the epic (what's up with debutante band writing 45-minutes these days? See also: Seventh dimension), well, it holds up (actually the entire 82-minute album flows as a single sequence of music) but, like the rest of this stuff, it's good, but not spectacular. These guys should applauded for their effort, but I hardly see anyone outside hardcore and not too snobbish prog metal demographic appreciating this.
Progrussia | 4/5 |

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