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Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.04 | 289 ratings

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The Pessimist
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4 stars Not a masterpiece, but nonetheless, a great album. No doubt about it that it's prog, but like The Mars Volta, it has way more bite than some of the lighter bands like The Flower Kings and Sigur Ros. The songs are also not as lengthy as some bands achieve nowadays, however, they do deliver the epic feel of a 15 minute-20 minute song (which is a difficult art in itself).

The highlights would be the songs Catalyst, You Wish, Women Who Love Men Who Love Drugs and Amputee. On the contrary, I would advise to stay away from Rinsed and Massive Bereavement, as this band don't seem to own the hypnotic progressive qualities of Pink Floyd or VDGG!

Overall, a great album with some real great moments. I would recommend it to anyone who likes the heavier, less friendly side of prog. 4.2 stars.

The Pessimist | 4/5 |


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