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3.90 | 103 ratings

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3 stars Usually the bands that incorporate too many musical styles are difficult to establish in a particular genre and they are classified in the Art-Rock sub-genre, but this french act could be easily in the RIO/avant one. But as i said they have so many ideas like jazz, metal, symphonic, folk, etc.,that also would be restrictive to put them on that sub-genre.

This is a good debut album, but it lacks a bit of direction and one can be lost at half way of the album, which in my opinion, starts very good and promising with the first 4 songs, all of them strong, original and more cohesive than the rest of the album, specially "Barbituricus" and "Flat Spectres", both epic tracks very well structured.

The problem starts after "No Way!", wich is just an intro to "Mister Green", and this one (and the rest of the disc) is more RIO oriented, with the classic humouristic style of many bands that belongs to the genre, and thatīs not what bothers me, but the change of direction, wich in most of Prog music is a good thing, but in this case i feel they were doing good and went in the wrong way, but not the whole time, i want to make clear that there are many enjoyable moments in this part too,for example"Aspartamus" a very good song with combination of jazz, metal and symphonic.

After all, and after gave it a few spins, is a good first effort, and a first step to what be coming next : a fantastic second release "Skymind", but thatīs a different story, wich iīll review shortly.

3 stars

Viva el Prog!

FranMuzak | 3/5 |


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