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BLESSED ARE THE BONDS

The Pax Cecilia

 

Experimental/Post Metal

3.91 | 44 ratings

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Prog-jester
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4 stars “And when you sing this song these lovers will dance”

I’ve discovered THE PAX CECILIA through numerous recommendations from both Assaf and Ruben. I never heard these guys recommending lame or average stuff, so I decided to ask for a CD from a band. Yes, they send it for free. Few weeks of wait, and here we go!

First of all, artwork. It’s simply marvelous. Now I know why the band considers that it’s not less important than music itself. Second, instruments and performance. Lots of piano and violins – not what you’re expecting from a Metal album, are you? Third, music. Slow-building long compositions, ranging in moods from classic-inspired pieces to screamo-like ear-violence. No wonder GYBE and maudlin of the Well were used by many to describe TPC’ stuff. That’s wrong, TPC are TPC. Better listen to them on their MySpace page to make your own mind. This is Symphonic Post-Metal, dude, really. Especially closer to the end (most of album’s material is instrumental). Fourth, that track. “The Tree” I mean. It’s possibly the best Post-Metal instrumental piece I ever heard (after PELICAN’s god-like “March into the Sea” ;) ) - sheer brilliance!

Now you got 5 reasons (the fifth is that it’s free!) to get yourself this fantastic album. Can’t see a point in your sitting in front of your PC still. Purchase it now!

Prog-jester | 4/5 |

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