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Heavy Prog

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4 stars It´s impossible not to think of King Crimson´s Red album when listening to Anekdoten´s Nucleus album. Nucleus is a very heavy album when it comes to bass and drums. The guitar plays lots of dissonant and strange things. What sets Anekdoten apart from the King Crimson shadow is the vocal melodies which doesn´t at all remind me of King Crimson. Nucleus is very mellotron laden and there are even cello and violin passages.

The term Heavy Prog has never been more true than here as many of these songs could have been heavy metal if the guitar had played power chords. Instead we get some very original prog rock.

The mood of the album is really dark and sad, which is something I like. No happy hippie S... here.

I think this is excellent prog rock, and something every prog head should check out. Not all will like this though, first of all because of the dissonant notes, and the lead singer Jan Erik Liljeström has a distinct and very special voice that takes some getting use to. The dark moods will probably scare some away too, but I´m sure others will like it just like me.

UMUR | 4/5 |


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