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3.95 | 431 ratings

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5 stars There was a time I decided to start hearing more modern prog music, after investigating thoroughly the Golden Age (although I still have a big road to cover) I was hearing Anglagard (which was already one of my favorite bands) and noticed this group called Anekdoten and read about their influences (king crimson) and acquired their first two studio albums, Vemod and Nucleus; needless to say that they clicked for me, I mean apart from Anglagard I wasn't expecting in finding another group from the same country that had a great sound and rejuvenating feeling to them, I mean you could hear the influences but they weren't that important, they created they're own sound and are making way into turning into one of the big modern progressive groups (if they aren't already).

This album I acquired when heard that they had made another studio album; I wanted to know if they still had the touch, and was expecting to see the same kind of sound that they had in their past albums, but how surprised I was that they had taken another way into a more calm sound, although still maintaining their hard prog and quite agressive sound full of those mellotron notes, flowing in the back of your head, delivering that dark mood and feeling that only the nordic cultures can deliver. The album is small but thats how I like, It allows me to hear the album, making me enter their world and making me want more.

Well for those that haven't experienced Anekdoten, I advise you to start with their first album, thats it if you like that kind-of-prog-metal which hasn't the growlings and all that agressiveness. This group knows how to switch through a powerfull and hard prog with dark mood style into a sea of calmness at the same time, and thats witch probably attracts so many people into this group, However acquiring this album first can be a great choice as well; all tracks stand out I like all of them and I haven't a favorite of all of these, which is something that for me makes a masterpiece of an album; In nowadays progressive world This is a group to watch because I believe that they're still going to do more great stand out albums, and I give them five stars only for the fact that, in regard to modern progressive rock music they're one of the best and this album shows it.

Acquires this album if you like your music with a dark mood, mellow feeling, that switches hard to calm swiftly giving you that autumn feel. A masterpiece considering modern progressive music.

LeInsomniac | 5/5 |


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