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SOULRAIN 21

Wastefall

 

Progressive Metal

3.43 | 18 ratings

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Gatot
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3 stars Raw, complex and metal!

Another prog met again? Why not! Couple of reasons why people, especially the young generation, like metal-related music or they call it progressive metal style. First, the music contains complexity, heavy riffing and harmonies. Second, some people like it because of its energy, power and speed. Whatever the reason is, this progressive metal genre has become a recent trend. Me too . I like it also. In fact, even in this sub genre, I can find different kind of music styles from Fates Warning with its floating style, Dream Theater with its speed and complexity, Pain of Salvation with its hip-hop as well as floating style, Shadow Gallery which a bit of following the Dream Theater's stream - all of them I enjoy. So, I don't see the reason for not liking this sub genre.

The album lifts off with an instrumental with a bit of raw composition "Soulrain" (2:55) followed with "Stunned To The World" (5:06) which demonstrates raw guitar sounds and riffs. I can confirm that the singing style of the lead singer is similar (sometimes) with Daniel Gildenlow of Pain of Salvation. The music style is not similar as wastefall's music is raw (by design, I believe) especially in guitar mixing. "Empty Haven" (7:19) is a song with many tempo changes and relatively fast tempo." Lullaby For The Gods" (6:40) starts off with an ambient keyboard work followed with mellow music style. I like "Live With It" (5:28) because it has good melody and heavy guitar riffs and raw mixing. "Summerlonging Angels" (4:55) provides nice acoustic guitar work in fills and rhythm style. This song is similar to Dream Theater in style. The epic "Riot Of Oblivion (10:34) is a nice composition blending the heavy parts and a bit of symphonic style at background. I agree that "21" (5:03) is similar with Pain of Salvation with repect to, especially, singing style.

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 3/5 |

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