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Gandalf's Project


Crossover Prog

3.17 | 9 ratings

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3 stars Insights by Gandalf's Project really had one of those openers that every album wished they had: "Grey Rain" just knocked me off my feet as ultimate epic, from the thunder crash to the vivid synths mixed with swirling pans and good use of narration; Gandalf's Project immediately throws the listener into an uncanny dreamscape. Songs like "Imaginary Landscapes" present a great balance between eerie, somber and sweet, while tracks like "India's Secret" throw in the grooves that really make you move. Like Aszension, Insights has a bit of a rock guitar album feel but with so many extra touches that it becomes something that goes far beyond the guitar. There are so many great moods on this record which always come enhanced by nice electronic ethnic feeling drumming, pretty arpeggiators, and really wicked synth bass. Haunting, dreamy, and funky are some of the words that come to mind when I listen to Insights. And for the guitar fans, you even get some cool shredding. Check out "Colored Waves," it's truly a highlight of the album.
Progulator | 3/5 |


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