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SLEEPING IN TRAFFIC: PART ONE

Beardfish

 

Eclectic Prog

4.06 | 340 ratings

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Menswear
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5 stars Wow and wow.

2007 has been THE most prolific progressive rock year since...er..well..maybe 1973? Oh well, Beardfish is a good, nay, great band and their effort on Sleeping in Traffic must be recognized as 'new generation of ye olde sounde'.

Beardfish (like Ritual and Wobbler) is giving hommage to the greats of the 70's, in particular Gentle Giant and Novalis. But the whole album is rich with melodies and non-complicated song structures and choruses. The group is not aiming on technical flamboyance but on a cozy atmosphere, with nice classical guitar moments and vintage Novalis-like keyboards (like Sommerabend).Beardfish is not a walk in the park in some moments, their ability to rock hard is sprinkled here and there, but more in a grunge way than the metal.

The vocals are refreshing and original (no Fish copies here). I like the singer's range and he reminds me mostly of Violent Silence and Chris Cornell of Soundgarden/ Audioslave.

Get a chance to listen before buying, since this album is their first 'great' moment, but I'm gladly surprised of the results.

Nominee for best album of 2007.

Menswear | 5/5 |

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