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Paatos - Silence Of Another Kind CD (album) cover




Crossover Prog

3.27 | 74 ratings

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3 stars This album opens brilliantly (but it is the third time in a row that they produce a great opener).

"Shame" is a wonderful and catchy song (almost pop) with a fantastic mellotron line. The melody is enjoyable and the beat sustained. If the band has been used to produce great openers, they have also the tendency to throw their best songs in the first part of their albums.

One can feel the same sort of ambient and tranquil mood that was noticeable during "Kallocain" while listening to the mellow ballad "Your Misery". Again, the vocal performance of Petronella is aerial, warm but the melody doesn't speak to me as usual.

On the contrary, "Falling" is just sublime. So sweet and profound vocals, splendid melody and if ever you don't know yet, I am just in love with these mellotron sounds. Such a track is a great and precious treasure. "Anekdoten" could also bring this type of ultimate beauty and melancholy. "Falling" is just breathtaking. Have a listen. It is simple, touching, astonishingly sweet.

After such a jewel, "Still Pending" falls shy even if again the band proposes a strong melodic piece of music. But it seems that the same problem than with "Kallocain" is taking place. The overall atmosphere is probably too uniform.

Of course, the chorus of "Is That All", is more upbeat but the band remains in the mellow territories but as a whole, this album is probably a deception. I wonder if "There Will Be No Miracles" was a premonition.

The album "Silence." conveys such a good feeling, a boiling coldness, an hypnotic serenity. I can only be thankful to "Paatos" to have brought back such forgotten sounds and have brought them into modern progressive music. As their fellow countrymen "Anekdoten" have done earlier on.

Thanks to several outstanding numbers, this album still reaches a good level. But Paatos should pay attention not to go some steps further down. They can do it.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |


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