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LEVIATHAN

Leviathan

 

Crossover Prog

3.40 | 40 ratings

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Gatot
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3 stars Vintage Rock

The opening track "Arabesque" is quite promising as prog tune as it is a mellotron-drenched song. Not only that, the mood is also changing as the music flows even though it does not sound like in a cohesive way. The vocal job by Wain Bradley and Peter Richardson represents what vintage rock music is all about. It reminds me to the classic rock music like Cactus, Humble Pie, Moxy, early Deep Purple, Tea, Mountain. The guitar riffs and singing style are true representation of classic rock music. "Angela" is a mellow song with heavy mellotron work at background and acoustic guitar serves as main rhythm section. "Endless Dream" is still mellow in style. The opening part with bass guitar reminds me to Styx "Castle Walls" but of course this song is longer in duration. The nuance created by this song is dark with mellotron as background and singing style. The music tends to be more complex in the middle with soaring sounds of organ / Hammond. "Seagull" is a song with good melody and nice piano work, combined with mellotron. The vocal work is really like Deep Purple's Glenn Hughes. "Angel of Death" is a straight classic rocker with good (and classic!) guitar riffs. "Always Need You" opening drum work and nuance reminds me to King Crimson's "In The Court of The Crimson King". The album concludes with "Quicksilver Clay" which the organ work reminds me to Uriah Heep's Ken Hensley.

Listening to this album will refresh your memories back to the past. The days when rock music was widely accepted by all types of people, regardless they like or they don't like rock music. The recording quality represents the vintage of this music. Keep on proggin' ..!

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Gatot | 3/5 |

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