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Garden Wall


Progressive Metal

3.30 | 20 ratings

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1 stars They may as well name it "Forget the Music". It would describe this opus in more appropriate way. Garden Wall is (or better to say - was?) one of my favorite bands. Their 4 previous works (especially 2nd-"Path Of Dreams") were excellent albums full of fresh ideas, charming melodies and complex structures. Just a week ago I finally got my hands on this long awaited fifth album, - and what a disappointment. It turned out to be a terrible mixture of "avant-avant-garde" (by its utter inaccessibility) and straight thresh-metal (by dirty sounding noisy guitar riffs and stupid drumming), leave alone the vocal, which is awful. After first 10 mins listening I even thought that I got a wrong band - kind of namesake. To me it sounds like guys totally run out of ideas and started to "explore new musical grounds", which is bad idea anyway, as there is nothing new actually to explore, and all those so called "experiments" means nothing more than lack of creativity, fantasy and musical ideas. This particular album does not deserve even one star, and my copy went straight to the bin, however I am giving it one star with this review just in big respect towards their previous works. I still hope that Alessandro Seravalle and Garden Wall will let us put this one down to experience and will be back to their normal great music with album no.6. But we shall see.
eugene | 1/5 |


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